MakerSpaces in Libraries


Libraries are an ideal setting for makerspaces.

As the maker movement flourishes, public libraries have embraced the opportunity to create makerspaces and programs serving youth and adults alike.

Maker-focused programs inspire and empower people to make, create and learn new skills. Offering resources such as laser cutting, computer programming, 3D printing, self-publishing, welding and collaborative work spaces, maker-focused programs are helping new makers develop prototypes and business models and inspiring next-generation STEM leaders.

Following the 2014 White House Maker Faire, when over 100 ULC member libraries signed on to a letter to President Obama pledging the enduring commitment of public libraries to being centers of creating, ULC has collected library makerspace descriptions showcasing how libraries turn ideas into action.

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ACPL Maker Labs >>
Allen County, Indiana

The Studio >>
Anythink, CO

The Creation Station >>
Broward County Library, FL

Information Commons >>
Brooklyn Public Library, NY

JobTech Lab at the Job and Career Education Center >>
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, PA

The Labs @ CLP >>
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, PA

CPL's Maker Lab >>
Chicago Public Library, IL

TechCentral MakerSpace >>
Cleveland Public Library, OH

"Digital Environments" >>
Cuyahoga County Public Library, OH

Digital Commons >>
DC Public Library, DC

ideaLAB >>
Denver Public Library, CO

HYPE Makerspace >>
Detroit Public Library, MI

3D Lab>>
Do Space, NE

DCL Makerspace >>
Durham County Library, NC

Makerspace >>
East Baton Rouge Parish Library, LA

EPL's Makerspace >>
Edmonton Public Library, AB

MakerCamp >>
Gwinnett County Public Library, GA

HiTech >>
Howard County Library System, MD

MakeSomething >>
Jefferson County Public Library, CO

Maker Culture Series >>
King County Library System, WA

SPARK Lab - South Regional Library >>
Lafayette Public Library System, LA

Digital Studio >>
Lexington Public Library,KY

Pop-Up Makerspace >>
Lexington Public Library, KY

Teens & Tools >>
Lexington Public Library, KY

MCLD's Guadalupe Branch Library >>
Maricopa County Library District, AZ

THINKspot >>
Mesa Public Library, AZ

Woodneath Story Center >>
Mid-Continent Public Library, MO

MCPL and KID Museum >>
Montgomery County Public Libraries, MD

Studio NPL >>
Nashville Public Library, TN

Imagine Space - an American Corner, Nepean Centrepointe Branch >>
Ottawa Public Library, ON

CreationStation >>
Palm Beach County Library System, FL

makeX >>
Palo Alto City Library, CA

MACH1 >>
Phoenix Public Library, AZ

MiY: Make It Yourself >>
Piscataway Public Library, NJ

Lefrak City Community Library >>
Queens Library, NY

Teen Center Creative Lab >>
Richland Library, SC

Teen Central and ImagineYOU >>
Rochester Public Library, NY

Design Spot >>
Sacramento Public Library, CA

Creative Experience >>
Saint Louis Public Library, MO

Createch Studio >>
Saint Paul Public Library, MN

SFPL's "Maker Months" >>
San Francisco Public Library, CA

STEAMstacks >>
San José Public Library, CA

Make Everywhere >>
Skokie Public Library, IL

PLYMC's "Technology Playground" >>
The Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County, OH