Idea Lab


The Idea Lab, Central Library's 5th floor studio space, is a place for Calgarians to meet, share ideas and collaborate. It's the ideal spot to come up with new ideas and solutions for your next business or creative project!

You'll find whiteboard walls, prototyping tools, design-thinking exercises, and fun technology in the Idea Lab, along with an Epson BrightLinks Touch Screen Projector and a Smart KAPP board so you can easily share and record your ideas.

Idea LabThe Idea Lab can accommodate up to 25 people, with mobile furniture that easily transforms the space to suit a variety of brainstorming activities.

Book the Idea Lab for your next community collaboration session.

Thank you to the Idea Lab's founding community members and to all the organizations and individuals who contributed to this innovative space!

Idea Lab Programs

Idea Coaching

Need some help coming up with great ideas? Our talented community experts will guide you or your small team through some great brainstorming activities and provide an introduction to design thinking.
Tuesdays*, 5:30 – 6:30 pm
No registration required.

Creative and Curious Thinkers' Book Discussion Group

Come together to talk about game-changing ideas and best innovative reads in a facilitated discussion. The topic is curiosity. Bring your favourite book on this topic, and be prepared to discuss it with others. No registration required.
Ages 18 and up
Wednesday, August 23
5:15 - 6:00 p.m.