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Pop-Up Learning Labs travel to different branches to bring new and emerging technology to your community through staff-led programs and classes.

Programs & Classes

Programs and Classes include 3D Printer Certification, 3D Design, HTML & CSS for Beginners, and many more.


Each mobile kit includes the following equipment:

Ultimaker 2 Go
3D printer
Apple Macbook Pros
Macbook Pro 13 Retina 2.7GHZ i5, 15, 256GBssd
Arduino Starter Kit
Microcontroller-based kits for building digital devices and interactive objects
Lego Mindstorms
Kits contain software and hardware to create customizable, programmable robots
Snap Circuit
A breadboard where various components can be snapped to easily create a working circuit
MaKey MaKey
The MaKey MaKey is a two-sided circuit board that uses everyday objects as a replacement for keyboards and mice
HTC Vive
Room-scale virtual reality system.
Dash and Dot
A pair of toy robots used to teach coding
Sphero Sprk+
A spherical robot used to teach coding


Check to see when the Pop-Up Learning Labs will be in your area. Programs are free, but registration is required.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between Digital Innovation Hubs and Pop-Up Learning Labs?
Digital Innovation Hubs are dedicated spaces in three locations (Toronto Reference Library, Fort York and Scarborough Civic Centre) with new and emerging equipment that anyone with a library card can access. Pop-Up Learning Labs are collections of mobile equipment similar to what you would find in a Digital Innovation Hub but it moves to different branches and the equipment is used for programming purposes.
How can I use the Pop-Up Learning Lab equipment?
The Pop-Up Learning Lab equipment is used to support staff-led programs, workshops and demonstrations at branches without a Digital Innovation Hub. Sign up for a program nearest you to explore and create using the latest technologies.
When will the Pop-Up Learning Labs visit my branch?
Pop-Up Learning Labs move around to different branches every month. Check out the schedule to see when the Pop-Up Learning Labs will visit the branch nearest you.