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Digital Media Commons

A comprehensive facility on level 2 of Snell Library, the Digital Media Commons features advanced workstations and a flexible, high-energy space for creating and presenting interactive media-rich content and supporting work across disciplinary boundaries.

See the Digital Media Commons website




The DMC opened in Fall 2012, and offers:

  • Advanced Apple and PC workstations optimized for GIS, animation, 3D-modeling, CAD, and game design.
  • 3D Printing Studio
  • Audio Recording Studio
  • Video and Green Screen Recording Studio
  • Monitors for connecting your laptop and projecting to a group
  • Group study rooms
  • A multi-layer project development room with a 72”-high by 312”-wide screen and surround sound. (DMC-5)
  • Large circular spaces for workshops and presentations
    • Surrounded by a semi-closed wall to provide some privacy, while keeping users exposed to the energy of the DMC.  Faculty and staff may reserve for special events.
  • A dedicated help desk

Access and Availability

The DMC is available to current Northeastern faculty, staff, and students 24 hours a day when the University is in session.  Advanced workstations, group rooms and presentation spaces may be reserved online using NUSSO, Northeastern's Space Scheduling system. View more info.


Design Showcase, American Libraries, September 2014

Northeastern's 3D printing lab...Boston Globe, June 10, 2013

A redesign for Snell Library's study space. Northeastern News, July 25, 2012