Electronic Resources

Equipment


General

What is a Makerspace?


There are many defnitions for a makerspace but they all share a focus on exploration and discovery:

  1. A place in which people with shared interests, especially in computing or technology, can gather to work on projects while sharing ideas, equipment, and knowledge. (Oxford English Dictionary)
  2. A makerspace is a place where students can gather to create, invent, tinker, explore and discover using a variety of tools and materials. (Diana Rendina)
  3. Makerspaces are collaborative learning environments where people come together to share materials and learn new skills… [they] are not necessarily born out of a specific set of materials or spaces, but rather a mindset of community partnership, collaboration, and creation. (Library as Incubator Project)




Who should use the Makerspace?


Our program is open to both children and adults. While some of the equipment may be too advanced for young children, there is plenty available that will appeal to all ages.




How can I use the Makerspace?


To use the Makerspace you must first reserve the equipment you intend to use. Visit our Makerspace page to browse and reserve the equipment. Each reservation will last 45 minutes but you may reserve an addtional 45 minutes if there are no patrons waiting.




What does this service cost?


While it is free to use the equipment, there are replacement costs on some of our consumables. You can find the costs on the Makerspace page.





Frequently Asked Questions

Makerspace

Equipment


General

What is a Makerspace?


There are many defnitions for a makerspace but they all share a focus on exploration and discovery:

  1. A place in which people with shared interests, especially in computing or technology, can gather to work on projects while sharing ideas, equipment, and knowledge. (Oxford English Dictionary)
  2. A makerspace is a place where students can gather to create, invent, tinker, explore and discover using a variety of tools and materials. (Diana Rendina)
  3. Makerspaces are collaborative learning environments where people come together to share materials and learn new skills… [they] are not necessarily born out of a specific set of materials or spaces, but rather a mindset of community partnership, collaboration, and creation. (Library as Incubator Project)




Who should use the Makerspace?


Our program is open to both children and adults. While some of the equipment may be too advanced for young children, there is plenty available that will appeal to all ages.




How can I use the Makerspace?


To use the Makerspace you must first reserve the equipment you intend to use. Visit our Makerspace page to browse and reserve the equipment. Each reservation will last 45 minutes but you may reserve an addtional 45 minutes if there are no patrons waiting.




What does this service cost?


While it is free to use the equipment, there are replacement costs on some of our consumables. You can find the costs on the Makerspace page.