Let's Make

A guide for promoting making in libraries

Library makerspaces and media labs

Want more inspiration? Find out where library makerspaces and media labs operate, look through their websites, search for ideas, activities, best practices, organization models and check out what s going on.


Adams County, Colorado (US)

The Studio – Anythink Libraries, Rangeview Library District

Allen County, Indiana (US)

The Maker Labs – the Allen County Public Library

Arapahoe, Colorado (US)

The Studio – Arapahoe Library District

Arlington Heights, Illinois (US)

The Studio – Arlington Heights Memorial Library

Atlantic City, New Jersey (US)

Make AC – the Atlantic City Free Public Library

Bolingbrook, Illinois (US)

Studio 300 – Fountaindale Public Library

Broward County, Florida (US)

The Creation Station – Broward County Library

Chapel Hill, North Carolina (US)

Digital Media Lab – Town of Chapel Hill Public Library

Chattanooga, Tennessee (US)

4th Floor – Chattanooga Public Library

Chicago, Illinois (US)

Maker Lab – Chicago Public Library (Harold Washington Library Center)

YOUmedia – Chicago Public Library

Innovation Lab

Chicago Public Library Maker Lab (a wiki – contains lists of tools, templates, guides)

CPL Maker Lab Flickr Gallery

Cleveland, Ohio (US)

TechCenral – Cleveland Public Library

Darien, Illinois (US)

Digital Media Lab – Darien Library

Denver, Colorado (US)

ideaLAB – Denver Public Library

Detroit, Michigan (US)

HYPE Makerspace – Detroit Public Library

Edmonton (Canada)

The EPL Makerspace – Edmonton Public Library

Fayetteville, North Carolina (US)

FabLab – Fayetteville Free Library

Homewood, Illinois (US)

Digital Media Lab – Homewood Public Library

Howard County, Maryland (US)

HiTech – Howard County Library System

Innisfil (Canada)

Hacker Lab – Innisfil Public Library

Johnson County, Kansas (US)

MakerSpace – Johnson County Library

Lake Zurich, Illinois (US)

Digital Media Labs – Ela Area Public Library in Zurich

Lexington, Kentucky (US)

Digital Studio – Lexington Public Library

Madison, Wisconsin (US)

The Bubbler – Madison Public Library

Missoula, Montana (US)

Makerspace – Missoula Public Library

Nashville (US)

Nashville Public Library – The Studio @ NPL

New York City – Brooklyn, New York (US)

The Shelby White and Leon Levy Information Commons – Brooklyn Public Library

Ottawa (Canada)

Imagine Space – Ottawa Public Library

Palm Beach, Florida (US)

Creation Station – Palm Beach County Library System

Palo Alto, California (US)

makeX – Palo Alto City Library

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (US)

Makerjawn – Free Library of Philadelphia

Phoenix, Arizona, US

MACH1 – Phoenix Public Library

Piscataway, New Jersey

MIY – Makeit yourself – Piscataway Public Library

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (US)

The Labs @ CLP – Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

JobTech Lab – Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

Sacramento, California (US)

The Design Spot (3D Printing Lab) – Sacramento Public Library

The I Street Press – Sacramento Public Library

Saint Louis, Missouri (US)

Creative Experience – St. Louis Public Library

Saint Paul, Minnesota (US)

Createch – Saint Paul Public Library

Skokie, Illinois (US)

Digital Media Lab – Skokie Public Library

Tacoma, Washington (US)

StoryLab – Tacoma Public Library

Toronto (Canada)

Digital Innovation Hubs – Toronto Public Library

Tucson, Arizona (US)

CreateIT – the Pima County Public Library

101: Teen Space – Pima County Public Library

PimaLib_IdeaSpace – Pima County Public Library

Washington D.C. (US)

Digital Commons – DC Public Library, Washington D.C.

Westport, Connecticut (US)

MakerSpace – The Westport Library


See also:

Makerspaces in libraries – Urban Libraries Council