Our makerspace hours are expanding in 2023!
Beginning on January 2, 2023, our makerspaces will be open to everyone during our regular hours of operation, on a drop-in, first, come-first served basis. Please be advised that the makerspaces are unavailable during the last hour of library operations.
Brampton Library makerspaces foster creativity, innovation and exploration in a safe and accessible learning environment, with free access to maker and digital creation tools.
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: 3 hours per day
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
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.
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:
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