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Makerspace: FAQs

Who can use the Makerspace?

The Makerspace is open to everyone. Students, faculty, and staff are welcome to use any or our equipment (some equipment requires training before use). Community users are welcome to use the space and any equipment that does not require logging into a computer (sewing machine, embroidery machine, and general arts and craft supplies). Per college policy, children must not be left unattended. Children will not be allowed use of any makerspace equipment.

What are the hours of the Makerspace?

 For the Fall 2023 semester the hours will be Monday through Friday, 9am-4pm.

Can I bring my own materials?

In some cases you bring in your own materials.

  • 3D Printers: Users must use filament provided by the library.
  • Laser Cutter: If you are interested in bringing your own materials please contact for approval.. In some cases (large quantity) the Makerspace can do a test cut/engrave for you but you will be expected to supply additional materials. Click here for a list of materials and compatibility. Laser jobs are run by Makerspace staff. While we will work with you to get your object cut and/or engraved the results are not guaranteed. 
  • Vinyl cutting: Users may bring in their own material. All materials are subject to approval by makerspace staff.
  • Sewing machines: Users will be expected to bring their own material for sewing projects; some threads will be provided.


Is there a cost associated with the Makerspace?

There is no cost for materials in the Makerspace. Please be mindful and only use the materials that you need.

Will makerspace staff help in creating graphics, 3D models, etc.?

Much of the learning is up to the individual. Makerspace staff cannot create files (models, designs, etc.), however, we can assist you in finding resources and getting started.

Will the things I make and design be confidential?

The makerspace will not share any identifying information about anything you create or make in the makerspace without your permission. However, be aware that it is an open lab with open space with large windows so the makerspace cannot guarantee confidentiality of designs. Also, a live view of the 3D printers may be displayed in the library.

Can 3D prints or other items be mailed or delivered?

All items must be picked up at the library or the makerspace. Items cannot be delivered or mailed.