Due to a temporary university closure, the lab booking system is not available at this moment. The labs are closed. Please find recent updates in regards to CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) here

Welcome to the Lab Booking System

Here you can book a personal time with laboratory technicians and book a time at any of 3 laboratories: Laboratory #1 (Metal Shop), Laboratory #2 (Wood Shop) and Soft Lab.

Laboratory #1

Laboratory #1 is located in room 2460 Mackenzie Building and equipped with 3-D printers, Laser Cutter, Haas CNC, Welding Station, Metal Lathe, Milling Machine, Sheet Metal forming equipment, hand tools.

Laboratory #2

Laboratory #2 is located in room 214 Architecture Building and equipped with traditional woodworking equipment, plus Machine lathe, Milling machine, AXYZ Router table, Roland CNC, Sand Blaster.

Soft Lab

Soft Lab is located in room 214 Architecture Building (on the mezzanine) and equipped with two medium-duty sewing machines, one heavy-duty machine, one Light Duty domestic sewing machine, one surger, large layout table, four mannequins, one iron board plus iron.

Step 1

To book your appointment please press red button “Book Online Now” on the right edge of your screen. When you scroll the screen up or down, the button will follow, making it nearly impossible to miss it 🙂

Step 2

Select an appointment with a laboratory supervisor (personal one on one appointment) or book a time in one of the laboratories. Each laboratory has its own people capacity. Once that capacity is reached the booking won’t be available for the chosen date and time. You can book ahead one month in advance. Each laboratory has 5 bookable time slots for every working day: 9AM to 10AM; 10AM to 11AM; 11AM to 12PM; 1PM to 2:45PM; 2:45PM to 4:30PM. Please note that there is a cleanup time after each booking session: 10 minutes after each morning booking and 15 minutes after each afternoon booking

Step 3

Once you have selected the type of booking (personal appointment with a lab supervisor or laboratory booking), please enter your COURSE NUMBER, STUDENT ID and click “Next Step”. If you don’t have a specific course number for your project, please write “Personal Project”.




Step 4

Select the desired time & date and click “Open a TIMIFY account”. You need to register for a TIMIFY account once in order to book later with “Log in” button. Please fill in your First name, Last name, mobile phone number and your email address (Carleton email), check the confirmation box and click “Sign up”. Verify your First name, Last name and mobile phone number and click “Save & Continue”. Please note that you need to verify your email address, a verification email will be sent to your Carleton email once you click “Sign up”. It is very important to use your Carleton email address during the registration process. All accounts created with personal emails (Gmail, Outlook, Yahoo, etc.) will be deleted and you will lose your booked time.

Step 5

Please verify your booking details and click “Confirm Booking”. You will receive a confirmation email with the details of your booking. 24 hours prior to your scheduled booking another email reminder will be sent. If you’re not able to make it on time, please cancel your booking (no later than 6 hours before your booking, a cancelation link will be in the same confirmation email), so another student has a chance to take that place. Please note: 3 no-shows without canceling will be penalized at the discretion of a laboratory supervisor. 

Rules & Conditions

Lab hours may change unexpectedly due to unforeseen circumstances.

All labs require safety glasses to be worn at all times. General lab rules are to be obeyed at all times.

Once your lab booking hours reach 20 hours of total booking time, a lab supervisor will be notified, and you no longer will be able to book unless permitted by a lab supervisor.