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Makerspaces and Tech Labs

Come MAKE with us at the library! Our Makerspaces and Tech Labs offer classes in digital media, paper and textile arts, electronics and fabrication, as well as open access time. Open Access time allows patrons to explore and experiment as they independently work on projects of their choosing. Self-guided online tutorials are available for most applications.

Space is limited and many of our programs do require registration. To sign up, visit our Calendar of Events and click on the specific class and date of the program you want to attend.

Lafayette Public Library (LPL) Makerspaces and Makerspace equipment are available to library patrons ages 13 and up. If under age 13, a parent, adult guardian (18 or older), or teacher must accompany the user. Parent/guardian supervision is welcome for all minors over age 13. All users must have a library card in good standing to use any Makerspace or Makerspace equipment.

Be sure to take a 3D Virtual Tour using Google StreetView of our 3rd floor to see the Makerspace!

Main Library (Third Floor)

Makerspace Open Access Hours:

Tuesdays: 1:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Wednesdays: 1:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Thursdays: 1:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Open Access Saturdays
Every 3rd Saturday: 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM


Laser Cutter:
Epilog Zing 24 30W CO2 Laser Cutter
Access to Corel Draw for creating Raster and Vector cutting drawings.

3D Printers:
Lulzbot Taz 5 3D Printer
Lulzbot Taz 6 3D Printer
2 Lulzbot Taz Mini 3D Printers
Access to Tinkercad.com for creating 3D files for 3D Printing.

Vacuum Forming:
Formech 300XQ Desktop Thermoforming Machine (view PDF manual)

Die Cutting:
Silhouette Cameo


Janome Schoolmate 7330 Sewing Machine
Janome 1110DX Pro Serger
Janome 500E Embroidery Machine
Knitting Materials

LEGO Mindstorm EV3 Kits with Expansion Pack
Sparkfun Arduino Inventor Kits
Rigol DS1054Z Oscilloscope
LittleBits Base Kit

Epson DC-20 Document Camera
i7 Laptops
iPad Air2
Green Screen
Kinect 2 with Microsoft 3D Scan

Royal Scriptor Electric Typewriter

HIC Plastic Binding System used for spiral binding.

West Regional Library

Makerspace Open Access Hours:

Tuesdays: 3:00 – 5:30 PM
Thursdays: 3:00 – 5:30 PM


Die Cutting:
Cricut Maker (indoor, outdoor, and heat transfer vinyl available)
Geo Knight 9″ x 12″ heat press

Fellowes Comb Binding Machine

6 iPads with Apple Pencils
10 Laptop Computers

3D Printing:
Lulzbot Taz Mini 2 3D Printer
Prusa i3 MK3S+ 3D printer
Access to Tinkercad.com for creating 3D files for 3D Printing.

Janome Schoolmate 7330 Sewing Machines
Crochet and Knitting Materials

2 Makey Makey Deluxe Invention Kits
SparkFun Inventor’s Kits (Arduino)

Virtual reality devices:
10 Homido Grab VR viewers containing Magellan TE-VR Android devices for introductory virtual reality exploration and activities.