A creative space for crafters, makers and tinkerers!
The Canning Libraries MakerSpace is a creative space for people to try 3D printing, laser cutting, sewing machines, crafting and more!
All you need to get started is:
- become a library member (it's free!)
- book a short induction for the equipment you want to use*
- reserve the equipment that you want to use*
- get making!
All induction and equipment bookings can be made through the Canning Libraries’ Eventbrite page.
Users must be aged 16+ to complete a MakerSpace induction. By completing a separate signed agreement, adults that have completed an induction may bring children aged 12-15 into the MakerSpace, but children must be supervised at all times.
*Inductions and reservations are only needed for the following equipment:
- 3D Printers
- Laser Cutter
- Sewing Machines and Overlocker
All other equipment can be used in the MakerSpace without an induction and reservation.
See the Library Kids page for programs and events for children and teens.
- 3D Printers – UP BOX + and 2x UP mini 2 ES
- Laser cutter – Emblaser 2 with Air Assist
- Sewing machines – 2x Brother NS15
- Overlocker – Janome 8004D 4-Thread Overlocker
- General crafting materials
- Thingiverse – Thingiverse is a website dedicated to the sharing of user-created digital design files. Provides primarily free, open-source hardware designs licensed under the GNU General Public License or Creative Commons licenses. Download files and build them with your 3D printer, laser cutter, or CNC.
- Tinkercad – Tinkercad is a free-of-charge, online 3D modeling program that runs in a web browser. Features easy to follow tutorials to get started with 3D design.
- Emblaser 2 and LightBurn Tutorials – tutorials on using the Emblaser 2 laser cutter and engraver, and LightBurn software.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is there a charge for using the MakerSpace equipment?
No! Use of any of the MakerSpace equipment and resources is free. However, we ask that you are mindful of other MakerSpace users when using consumable materials such as 3D printer filament, plywood or fabric. Please bring any suitable materials with you for large projects.
What age do I have to be to use the MakerSpace equipment?
The MakerSpace program is only open to people aged 16 and above.
Adults that have completed an induction may also bring children aged 12-15 into the MakerSpace but they must be supervised at all times.
We have a number of other programs and activities for children and young people which allows them access to the technology featured in the MakerSpace. Check out Eventbrite for upcoming programs.