The Makery

The Makery


The Makery at the Elmhurst Public Library provides a hands-on creative space for patrons to invent, collaborate, and design as they transform their ideas into reality.


  • 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.

The Makery offers Sensory Friendly Hours every Thursday between 4-6 p.m. The laser cutter, Carvey, and 3D printers are unavailable during these hours. Noise cancelling headphones are available for use in the Makery at all times.


  • EPL cardholders, District 205 teachers and students, Elmhurst College students, Work Perks and Business cardholders are welcome to use the space.
  • Guests accompanying Elmhurst patrons may use the Makery for certain programs, clubs, and activities.
  • Adult supervision is required for anyone below middle school age.

Have questions?

Check out the Makery FAQ page, where you can contact us with additional questions.