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MakerSpaces in Libraries

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

Libraries are an ideal setting for MakerSpaces.

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.

Add Your MakerSpace

If you would like to update/add your makerspace description to our listing below, please complete this form and email us: info@urbanlibraries.org.

MakerSpaces at Public Libraries

ACPL Maker Labs
Allen County, Ind.

The Studio
Anythink, Colo.

The Creation Station
Broward County Library, Fla.

Information Commons
Brooklyn Public Library, N.Y.

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, Ill.

TechCentral MakerSpace
Cleveland Public Library, Ohio

"Digital Environments"
Cuyahoga County Public Library, Ohio

Digital Commons
DC Public Library, D.C.

ideaLAB
Denver Public Library, Colo.

HYPE Makerspace
Detroit Public Library, Mich.

3D Lab
Do Space, Neb.

DCL Makerspace
Durham County Library, N.C.

Makerspace
East Baton Rouge Parish Library, La.

EPL's Makerspace
Edmonton Public Library, Alberta

MakerCamp
Gwinnett County Public Library, Ga.

HiTech
Howard County Library System, Md.

Jax Makerspace
Jacksonville Public Library, Fla.

MakeSomething
Jefferson County Public Library, Colo.

Maker Culture Series
King County Library System, Wash.

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, Ariz.

THINKspot
Mesa Public Library, Ariz.

Woodneath Story Center
Mid-Continent Public Library, Mo.

MCPL and KID Museum
Montgomery County Public Libraries, Md.

Studio NPL
Nashville Public Library, Tenn.

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

CreationStation
Palm Beach County Library System, Fla.

makeX
Palo Alto City Library, Calif.

MACH1
Phoenix Public Library, Ariz.

MiY: Make It Yourself
Piscataway Public Library, N.J.

Lefrak City Community Library
Queens Library, N.Y.

Teen Center Creative Lab
Richland Library, S.C.

Teen Central and ImagineYOU
Rochester Public Library, N.Y.

Design Spot
Sacramento Public Library, Calif.

Creative Experience
Saint Louis Public Library, Mo.

Createch Studio
Saint Paul Public Library, Minn.

SFPL's "Maker Months"
San Francisco Public Library, Calif.

STEAMstacks
San José Public Library, Calif.

Make Everywhere
Skokie Public Library, Ill.

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