Makerspace

3-D Printer

What is a makerspace?

A makerspace is a place to turn your ideas into reality! The space is designed for people to work on all kinds of projects, from computer programming and robot building to sewing and jewelry making. The makerspace is a space for creating and for working with others.

Our Makerspace is a hands-on environment for collaboration and team learning as well as individual creation. You are invited to create, invent, and learn using our 3D printers, software, electronics, and craft tools.

What can you do in the makerspace?

  • Get hands-on experience with tools, technology, and creative projects
  • Use a 3D printer, a Silhouette Cameo electronic cutting tool, a sewing machine, and make-your-own chainmail kits
  • Bring your own project with you

What does the makerspace support?

  • Fiber Arts
  • Jewelry Making
  • CAD Design
  • Electronics and Robotics
  • 3D Printing and Prototyping
  • Die Cut Machine – Silhouette Cameo
  • Small Lathe Woodworking
  • Metal Working
  • Assorted Multimedia

Hours

The Central Library makerspace is open by appointment Monday-Friday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Support the Makerspace

If you are interested in supporting our makerspace through donation of materials, time or money, please contact Jennifer Hayek by phone (804) 748-1763 or by email [email protected].

3D Printing

Chesterfield County Public Library offers a makerspace with 3D printers that are available to customers with a valid library card. Customers who wish to use the 3D printer should first contact their library and make an appointment.

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. What could you make with the 3D printer? Come by the makerspace and find out!

To make an appointment please call (804)751-2275 (CCPL)

Location Equipment Available  
Bon Air Library 1 Dremel 3D45 Please call and make an appointment
Central Library 3 Dremel 3D45s Please make an appointment Monday-Friday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Chester Library 1 Dremel 3D45 Visit during open hours or make an appointment)
Clover Hill Library 1 Dremel 3D45 Please call and make an appointment
Ettrick-Matoaca Library 1 Ultimaker 2 Plus
1 Dremel 3D45
Please call and make an appointment
LaPrade Library 1 Dremel 3D45 Please call and make an appointment
Meadowdale Library 1 Dremel 3D45 Please call and make an appointment
North Courthouse Library 2 Dremel 3D45s Please call and make an appointment