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Monday–Thursday: 9 AM–8 PM
Friday & Saturday: 9 AM–5 PM
Sunday: 1 PM–5 PM


Get Started Making

A laser cutter, 3D printers, sewing machines, soldering stations, and other tools are available for use on the second floor of the library for free. Makerspace tools are available for drop-in use by library cardholders who have taken the online orientation.

Equipment reservations for the Laser Cutter and 3D Printers can be made during regular library open hours, except when the room is reserved for a program or training class.

Complete the Makerspace Agreement

This required five-minute online agreement will introduce you to the Makerspace. Adults with a library card who have completed the agreement can use most of the tools independently. The Laser Cutter and 3D Printers require attendance at a training class prior to use.

Anyone under the age of 17 can use the Makerspace after a parent or guardian completes the agreement on their behalf. Additionally, anyone in the Makerspace who is under the age of 10 must be accompanied by an adult who has both completed the agreement and is certified in any equipment being used.

Before completing the agreement, please refer to the complete Makerspace policy.

An Estes Valley Library card is required to use the Makerspace tools. Don’t have a card yet? You can still take the orientation online now- bring your confirmation email to the library when you come to get your library card!

Laser Cutter & 3D Printer Equipment Reservation

Cardholders who have completed both the Makerspace orientation and the appropriate training class can reserve the Laser Cutter or 3D Printers online. Bring your library card to the second floor service desk at the time of your appointment and get making!

Upcoming: Make & Create Together

List of Tools Available in the Makerspace

Library cardholders who have completed the Makerspace orientation are able to use all tools in the Makerspace except for the Laser Cutter and 3D Printers, which first require attending the appropriate training class. Other tools waiting to bring your creativity to life in the Makerspace include:

  • Sewing Tools: Sewing Machines, Serger, Embroidery Machine, Industrial Sewing Machine, Scissors, Rotary Blades, Pins, Clips, Thread, Test Cloth, Cutting Mats, Ironing Table and Iron
  • Alcohol Ink Tools: Heat gun, hand blower, oiler needles, spritzer
  • Crochet and Knitting: Crochet Needles, Knitting Needles, Yarn Wrapper, Yarn
  • Paper Crafts: Cuttlebug Embosser, Cricut, Laminator, Stamps, Punches, Edging Scissors, Paper Cutter, Various Glues
  • Jewelry Tools: Needle-Nose Pliers, Wire Snips, Jewelry Wire, Dremel, Jumper Rings, Beads, Magnifying Glass Stands
  • Circuitry Tools: Soldering Stations, Solder, Flux, Magnification Stands, Various Wires, Alligator Clips, Jumpers, Breadboards, Micro:bits
  • Block Printing: Fabric Ink, Brayers
  • Wood Tools: Electric Drill/Driver, Jig Saw, Dremel, Hand Saw, Hammers, Various Hand Tools
  • Vinyl Tools: Silhouette Cameo Vinyl Cutter, Weeding Tools, Heat Press
  • Button Maker
  • Revolving craft kits

Public computers in the Makerspace include the following software installed for our patrons:

  • Video Editing: iMovie, Da Vinci Resolve, and Blender
  • Audio Editing: Music Production, Ableton Live, Audacity
  • Image Editing: Photoshop, Illustrator, Gimp, and Inkscape
  • 3D Modeling: Blender, SketchUp, TinkerCad
  • Software Engineering: Godot Game Maker, Micro:bit
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