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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:

3D Printers

  • Lulzbot Mini (available at Chinguacousy and Springdale only)

  • Ultimaker 2+ 

  • 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.

Button Makers 

  • 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.

Are there other tools you’d like to access in our makerspace? Let us know! Submit a MakerSpace Comment Card or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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. 

Waiver Required

Users must complete a Makerspace Agreement and Waiver annually. 

Drop-in Hours 

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

By Appointment 

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. 

Makerspace Programs

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.

Makerspace Resources

Enjoy these Maker and STE(A)M resources available in our Digital Library

Creativebug

Find your next creative project in knitting, sewing, painting, ceramics, jewelry, paper crafting, kids’ activities, and more! We recommend: 

LinkedIn Learning

An on-demand library of instructional videos covering the latest business, technology and creative skills.  We recommend: 

O’Reilly Learning

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

PressReader

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



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