The Makery

The Makery

Discover The Makery

The Makery at Elmhurst Public Library is a do-it-yourself makerspace for hands on experiential learning. The Makery is located the basement.

What you can do

There are so many possibilities! Some popular projects include

  • Etch a charcuterie board or wine glass using the laser cutter
  • Customize a mug using the sublimation printer
  • Customize t-shirts using heat transfer vinyl and the Cricut
  • Submit a design for 3D printing

Visit The Makery

Reservations are recommended but drop-ins are welcome. To request a reservation:

  • Call (630) 279-8696
  • Email makery@elmlib.org
  • Book online — online reservations are pending until confirmed by Makery staff

Please provide as much information as possible about your project (e.g. materials, size) so we can ensure we reserve the proper equipment.

Reservations are available up to 7 days in advance for up to 2 hours at a time. Please allow one business day for staff to review and respond to your requests.

If you have sensory sensitivity, please let us know when booking your reservation and we will do our best to reserve your time when loud equipment is not being used. Noise cancelling headphones are available for use in The Makery at all times.

Read the Makerspace policies here.

Makery Hours

Sunday: 1-4:30 p.m.
Monday: CLOSED
Tuesday: 12-8:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 12-5 p.m.
Thursday: 12-8:30 p.m.
Friday: 12-8:30 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Take The Makery home

All Makery equipment stays in The Makery, but check out the Library of Extraordinary Things to borrow Makery-related equipment.

Questions?

Check out the Makery FAQ page.

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