Makerspace

Whether you want to scan your great-grandparent's slides, make your own coasters with the laser engraver, 3D Print a t-rex or record your first album, there are many ways Markham Public Library can help you get started on your maker projects.

Discover new technologies, participate in maker activities and learn coding and other digital skills. The makerspace is a collaborative do-it-yourself environment where you can explore 3D modeling and printing, laser cutting; try virtual reality and be creative with hands-on learning.

Related FAQs

  •  Aaniin and Angus Glen Library’s Makerspaces are now open. We have a variety of machines and equipment you can use for your projects. Please see our news page for more details. More Makerspaces will be reopening over the next two months. 
  • Several MPL branches have a suite of computers intended for digital media creation that customers can use for sound and video editing, graphic design, animation, coding, sound recording, digitization and 3D design. These computers are available free of charge in our Makerspaces, and can be reserved by contacting branch staff in person, by phone or via AskMPL, opens a new window.

  • Check out our amazing Makerspace equipment and software coming soon.

  • Makerspaces are collaborative spaces where creative ideas are shared and brought to life.

  • Yes, you completely own all of your content you create using our computers. Please make sure to save your work on your USB as our computer refresh and delete work daily at the end of the day.

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Getting Started

Complete the in-branch Makerspace Orientation & Certification, reserve equipment and you are ready to make.

Get Certified, opens a new window

To use the Makerspace, you'll need to complete the Online Makerspace Certification

  • This course takes about 15-30 minutes to complete.
  • As part of the certification, you will review and agree to the Makerspace User Agreement.

Note: Customers under 13 years of age need to be accompanied by a Makerspace-certified adult to use Maker equipment.

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Book Makerspace Equipment

3D Printing, opens a new window

Girls looking at 3D Printer, opens a new windowCreate 3D objects from a digital file - toys, replacement parts, prototypes and more.

Locations: Aaniin, Angus Glen, Cornell, Markham Village and Thornhill C.C. Libraries

Laser Engraving, opens a new window

Egraved Tool, opens a new windowBurn, cut and etch on a variety of materials including wood, acrylic.

Locations: Aaniin, Angus Glen

 

Digitizing, opens a new window

Cassette tape, opens a new window

Convert your photos, slides, cassette tapes, records and VHS into digital files.

Locations: Thornhill C.C.

Cricut, Vinyl Cutter & Heat Press, opens a new window

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Cut and print designs onto vinyl, paper and other materials to create customized t-shirts, bags, cards, stickers, bookmarks and more.

Locations:
Cricut: Aaniin, Angus Glen
Vinyl Cutter: Angus Glen

Sewing and Embroidery Machines, opens a new window

Embroidering Machine, opens a new window

Try fashion design from simple stitching to digital embroidery.

Locations: Aaniin

Digital Media Equipment, opens a new window

Digital Equipment tile, opens a new window

Borrow a variety of multimedia equipment, including cameras, tripods and smartphone accessories. Please check with our catalogue, opens a new window.

Equipment can be checked out for 14 days.

Makerspace Virtual Tours

Cornell Library Kids Makerspace

Aaniin Library Makerspace

Aaniin Library Creation Studio

Angus Glen Library Makerspace

Angus Glen Library Creation Studio

Curbside 3D Printing

Digital Media Lab Software

All Makerspace computers are equipped with creative design software you need to edit movies, photos, podcast, and more!

  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Microsoft Office
  • 3D modeling software
  • Video and audio editing software

Learn at Our Workshop

Maker Tips

Maker Tips

IDEA GALLERY

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