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3D Scanning Lab

3D Scanning

The 3D Scanning Lab began at the University of Oklahoma Libraries to address the needs of researchers on campus and the growth of 3D modeling in research studies.  The lab provides researchers with equipment, software, and consultation throughout the entire 3D modeling process, from project development through data capture, publication, and archiving.  Our mission is to ease the financial and intellectual load for researchers that 3D modeling requires, while fostering innovative, replicable research of the highest quality.  The lab is staffed by trained technicians who are able to work with you to create 3D models for your research.  


Bizzell Memorial Library
401 W Brooks St., RM 149C
Norman, OK 73019
United States

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The Scanning Lab

Who can use the 3D Scanning Lab?

The 3D Scanning Lab is available to all OU students, faculty, and staff.  Before using the lab, you must take a one-time training course that will introduce you to the equipment and policies of the lab.  Additionally, we are happy to collaborate on projects outside of OU that will benefit institutions and agencies within Oklahoma.  Please get in touch if you are interested in collaborating!


What can I scan?

The 3D Scanning Lab is reserved for non-commercial research projects from OU students, faculty, staff, and partner communities.  The library reserves the right to refuse any 3D scanning request.  Lab use is dependent on the schedule of scanning technicians and the quantity of projects.

For more information on the scanning process please consult this Quick Guide and the 3D Scanning Lab Policy.


Where is the Lab?

The Lab is part of the Digital Scholarship and Data Services Department. It is located in the NE corner on the main floor of Bizzell in the 149 Suite, Rm149C.  


When can I use the Lab?

To make an appointment, contact the 3D Scanning Lab Personnel.


How much does it cost to use the Lab?

The Lab and its resources are free to use by any collaborator.

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Wi-Fi Access

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Wi-Fi access is available in all rooms of the library. Instructors and students can access the internet by wirelessly connecting to the University's wi-fi network.