Maker Lab

The Maker Lab, located on the Lower Level of St. Thomas Public Library, is where you can let your imagination run wild!

If you can dream it, you can create it here at the library with 3D printers, vinyl cutters, button makers, and more!

We also have plenty of books about makerspaces and DIY technology, so be sure to see what’s available in our online catalogue!

3D Printing

3D printing allows you to create physical objects from 3D digital designs! With two 3D printers as well as 3Doodler pens that allow you to “draw” in 3D, there’s an unlimited number of things you can create!

What’s the cost? 

3D prints at the library cost $0.05 per gram, plus a $2 base fee. Staff can help you calculate the cost of your print before you print it!

Vinyl + Paper Cutting

Looking to make unique decorations? Need to make an open hours sign for your small business? Want to make a custom bumper sticker?

Use the vinyl cutter or Cricut in the Maker Lab! If you’re interested but don’t know how, stop by the library or book a 1-on-1 appointment, where a staff member will show you!

What’s the cost?

Vinyl cutting at the library costs $0.03 per square inch, plus a $2 base fee.
You can also bring your own vinyl from home and pay just the base fee of $2!

Maker Kits

St. Thomas Public Library offers “maker kits” that you can borrow and take home, or use within the library.

Suitable for all ages, our kits Arduino Kitswill inspire you to get your creative juices flowing!

Take home a Makey Makey kit and turn everyday objects into touchpads, like creating a piano from bananas!

Arduino is the next level up for coding, and with these kits, you can dabble with small circuit boards; micro-controllers that let you hook up sensors to interact with the physical world around you. Arduino kits come in a children’s version also, where the coding is done in  simple “block-style” graphics, to allow for the easiest introduction to coding!

Button Making

The library has button makers that can make 1″, 1.5″, and 2.25″ buttons!

What is the cost?

1″: Four for $0.25
1.5″: Two for $0.25
2.25″: $0.25

Be sure to review our Creators’ Corner Policy, which outlines terms of use for all of our maker lab services.