What is the Makerspace?
CCPL's Makerspace is a collaborative environment designed for individuals to work on a wide range of projects. Whether you are interested in computer programming, robot building, sewing, or jewelry making, our space is the perfect place to make your ideas a reality.
Our makerspace is equipped with a variety of tools and resources, including 3D printers, software, electronics, and craft tools. You are invited to explore and learn in this hands-on environment, where creativity and innovation are encouraged. Whether you prefer to work alone or with a team, our makerspace provides a space for both individual creation and collaboration.
The makerspace offers support for a variety of creative endeavors, including 3D printing and prototyping, laser cutting, woodworking, knitting and sewing, paper and vinyl cutting, as well as assorted multimedia projects.
So come and join us at CCPL's Makerspace, where you can unleash your creativity and bring your ideas to life! Bring your own project or start one at the library today.
Want to learn more about the Makerspace?
Work one-on-one with a librarian to learn and explore any topic that interests you through our "Your Personal Librarian" service.
Open Lab at Central Library
Thursday's 5-7 p.m. and Third Saturday's 1-4 p.m.
- Open labs are limited to 10 attendees at a time.
- Attendees must have a CCPL library card and sign a waiver the first time they visit.
- Attendees must be older than 14 or be supervised by a parent or guardian.
- Dremel 3D45 3D printer
- Glowforge laser cutter
- Silhouette Cameo vinyl cutter
- Singer sewing machine (2)
- Brother 1034D serger
- 1.25in button maker
Chesterfield County Public Library locations offer 3D printers for library customers.
The library’s 3D printers use plastic filament that print or form solid objects. The filament is a polylactic acid, or PLA, which is made from renewable resources such as corn starch.
Customers have used the 3D printers to create toys, artwork, jewelry, parts for building robots and components for prosthetic hands.
3D Printers Available at Library Locations
|Bon Air Library||1- Dremel 3D45|
|Central Library||3- Dremel 3D45|
|Chester Library||1- Dremel 3D45|
|Clover Hill Library||1- Dremel 3D45|
|Enon Library||1- Dremel 3D45|
|Ettrick-Matoaca Library||1- Dremel 3D45|
1- Ultimaker 2 Plus (temporarily unavailable)
|LaPrade Library||1- Dremel 3D45|
|Meadowdale Library||1- Dremel 3D45|
|North Courthouse Road Library||2- Dremel 3D45|
Support the Makerspace
If you are interested in supporting our makerspace through donation of materials, time or money, please contact Matt Neer, Central Library Assistant Branch Manager, by phone (804) 768-7966 or by email [email protected].