Maker Lab & 3D Printing

Discover the wonderful intersection between art and technology! We provide the tools and resources you need to Make It @ the Library.

Maker Lab About the Maker Lab @Central Library

From 3D printing to textile crafting, the Maker Lab is a unique environment geared toward creativity and experimentation. This hands-ons makerspace provides the tools, training, support, and inspiration you need to turn your idea into reality. Educators, students, tinkerers, and inventors are invited to explore what’s possible in scheduled workshops and during available lab hours.

Regular Open Lab hours* are:

Tuesday–Thursday, 12:00–7:00 PM
Friday & Saturday, 9:00 AM–5:00 PM
*Available hours may vary due to staff shortages.

Call to check or confirm availability: 502-543-7675 ext. 2013

Available equipment includes:

Patrons must complete the equipment-specific training before they are permitted to use or reserve a Maker Lab station outside of a library program. Training is available by appointment or on a first-come, first-served basis on open lab days.

E-mail the Maker Lab Team     Reserve Equipment

More Guidelines
  • Reservations for each station are limited to a fixed number of hours per day; maximum times vary by equipment.
  • Equipment is available for use by patrons ages 8 and up. As a safety measure, users 8–12 must be accompanied by an adult. Users 13–17 may use the equipment without special supervision provided an adult guardian signs a waiver in advance.
  • A nominal fee is required for use of the 3D and sublimation printers to cover material costs. Patrons are encouraged to bring their own materials for all machines except for the 3D printer; materials must be approved by library staff to verify compatibility.
  • Please see the full Maker Lab Policy

3D Printing at Branch Locations

3D printing services are now available at all BCPL locations! Scheduled public-use hours are Friday & Saturday, 10:00 AM–4:00 PM.

Please note:

  • Patrons must complete required 3D Printer training before they are permitted to use the printer independently. Training may be completed during the scheduled classes at Central Library or at your preferred branch location by appointment. Appointment times will be determined by student and trainer availability.
  • After training is completed, patrons may schedule 3D printer time during public-use hours for a maximum of 4 hours per day,
  • If you are unable to visit the library during set public-use hours, additional access may be scheduled in advance at the discretion of the branch management team.
  • 3D printers will be available on a first-come, first-served basis when not in use during public-access hours.
Hillview
Contact: Stephanie Lewis
543-7675 ext. 2302
[email protected]
Lebanon Junction
Contact: Susan
543-7675 ext. 2201
[email protected]
Mt. Washington
Contact: Circulation Desk
538-7560
Nichols
Contact: Stephanie
543-7675 ext. 2401
[email protected]

 

Related Policies

See 3D Printer Policy in our our Operational Policies Handbook
See Maker Lab Policy