Both library locations are NOW OPEN! Click here for details  


View of the makerspace

View of the new Makerspace

Welcome to the Tom and Mary Frances Koetter Makerspace, located in our main library.

A makerspace is just what it sounds like: a space for people to make things. Our goal is to create a space for our patrons to interact with tools and technology they may not otherwise encounter, and to be a space where people can gather, create, invent, and learn.

What’s available?

The makerspace is divided up into stations. Some stations may only contain one piece of equipment while others may have many. The following table shows which stations require certification to use; require reservations; and charge fees for materials. Click on a station name to learn more about it!

Station Certification? Access? Materials Fees?
3D Printing YES Reservation PLA
Arts & Crafts Reservation Buttons
Book repair
Laser Cutting & Engraving YES Reservation
Media Conversion Reservation OPTIONAL: Blank CDs, DVDs, flash drives
Photo Editing & Printing Reservation Photo prints
Recording Studio Reservation
Sewing   Reservation
Vinyl Printing & Cutting YES Reservation Banners, Static Clings, Vinyl

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can use the makerspace?
Anyone with a JTPL library card in good standing! This includes reciprocal borrowers, non-resident cards, and PLAC cards.
How much does it cost?
There are no fees just to use the equipment. However, some machines require additional materials which may be purchased for a fee.
How do I reserve a station?
You can book equipment using Spaces, the same online system we use to manage our meeting rooms. Select the date and time you’d like to reserve, then select the “Makerspace” location from the left-hand menu.