Brampton Library makerspaces foster creativity, innovation and exploration in a safe and accessible learning environment, with free access to maker and digital creation tools.
New to Brampton Library’s Makerspaces? Request a makerspace appointment our makerspace staff will work with you to ensure you are ready to hit print on your next 3D printed item or Cricut project.
Already a pro? Drop-in during scheduled hours for self-directed access to the 3D printer, Cricut machine, button maker, and digitizing equipment. Staff will be available for limited troubleshooting and guidance. Equipment is available on a first-come, first-serve basis. For drop-in hours, see the calendar of events.
Available equipment includes:
Lulzbot Mini (available at Chinguacousy and Springdale only)
Assorted colours of PLA and PLA+ filament
Limit of two (2) requests per week
Maximum print time: 6 hours
Desktop Cutting Machines (for vinyl and paper cutting)
- Cricut Maker 3
Roland GS-24 (Chinguacousy only)
Assorted colours of permanent adhesive vinyl, or bring your own material to cut
Limit of two (2) requests per week
Maximum of 12x24 inches of adhesive vinyl
Video and Photo Digitizing Tools
Canon 9000F Mark II Scanner (includes attachments for digitizing photo negatives and slides)
Elgato Video Capture Device (converts analog video from VHS to a high-quality digital file)
VHS-C Cassette Adapter
Limit of two (2) digitizing sessions per week.
1-inch and 2-inch pinback button makers (available at Springdale only)
Limit of ten (10) pin-back buttons per person per week
Bring your own printed material; colour printing is not available
- Create your own design here.
Access makerspace equipment
Makerspace equipment may be accessed independently by Brampton Library cardholders aged 14 and up. Children younger than 14 years of age must be accompanied by an adult caregiver who is considered the primary user.
Users must complete a Makerspace Agreement and Waiver annually.
Drop-in during scheduled hours for self-directed access to the 3D printer, Cricut machine, button maker, and digitizing equipment. Staff will be available for limited troubleshooting and guidance. Equipment is available on a first-come, first-serve basis. For drop-in hours, see the calendar of events.
Can’t attend the drop-in hours or need help with a more complex project? Request a makerspace appointment and we’ll contact you to arrange an in-person consultation.
We encourage you to attend our “Get Started” programs to get familiar with our makerspace equipment:
- Get Started with 3D Printing
- Get Started with TinkerCAD
- Get Started with the Cricut Maker
- Get Started with Digitizing Photos and Video
We also host meetups and special events, such as:
- Maker Meetup, every other month at Springdale branch
- Coffee 'n' Code
- Brampton Tech Talks
- Repair Cafés
Please check our events calendar for program offerings, dates, locations, and registration details.
Enjoy these Maker and STE(A)M resources available in our Digital Library
Find your next creative project in knitting, sewing, painting, ceramics, jewelry, paper crafting, kids’ activities, and more! We recommend:
An on-demand library of instructional videos covering the latest business, technology and creative skills. We recommend:
- Learning TinkerCAD
- 3D Printing & Modeling Household Parts
- Troubleshooting 3D Prints
- Drawing Vector Graphics
The latest eBooks and instructional courses from top publishers, covering technology, design, engineering, hobbies, creative skills, and more. We recommend:
- Make: Getting Started with 3D Printing, 2nd Edition
- Mastering 3D Printing: A Guide to Modeling, Printing, and Prototyping
- Tips and Tales from the Workshop: A Handy Reference for Maker
Read digital versions of the latest craft, hobby, and science and technology magazines from around the world. We recommend:
- Mollie Makes
- Linux Format
- Family Handyman