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.

Makerspace Hours

The makerspaces at Central Library and Ettrick-Matoaca Library are open by appointment only, call (804)751-CCPL (2275). Check the event calendar for Makerspace Open Hours events.

Two people looking at a white 3D Printer in Central Library's Makerspace
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3D Printing

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.

Call (804)751-CCPL (2275) to make an appointment to use a 3D printer (a library card is required to use 3D printers).

One person looking at a 3D printer

3D Printers Available at Library Locations

1- Dremel 3D45
Central Library3- Dremel 3D45
Chester Library1- Dremel 3D45
Clover Hill Library1- Dremel 3D45
Enon Library1- Dremel 3D45
Ettrick-Matoaca Library1- Dremel 3D45
1- Ultimaker 2 Plus (temporarily unavailable)
LaPrade Library1- Dremel 3D45
Meadowdale Library1- Dremel 3D45
North Courthouse Road Library2- 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].