Frequently Asked Questions

When does the Makery open?

The Makery is open! It opened to the public Wednesday, June 7, 2017. Our Grand Opening celebration occurred Saturday, July 8, 2017.

What are the Makery’s 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.

Who can use the Makery?

EPL cardholders, students who attend Elmhurst schools, teachers who teach at Elmhurst schools, 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 required for anyone below middle school age.

The Makery is not available as a meeting space. To request a scout visit, please visit our Scout Services page. To request a tour of the Makery, please fill out our Tour Request Form or email makery@elmlib.org. Groups who have not been confirmed by the Library Scout Coordinator or Assistant Makery Manager may be asked to leave.

What does the Makery cost?

The Makery is free to use. There are costs for materials used to produce items on some equipment:

  • 3D Printer: 10¢/gram ($1 minimum)
  • Button Maker
    • Small: 25¢/button
    • Medium: 50¢/button
    • Large: 50¢/button
  • Laminator: $3/foot
  • Poster Printer: 50¢/linear inch
  •  Xyron
    • Laminate 50¢/foot
    • Sticker 50¢/foot
    • Magnet $2.50/foot

Can I reserve the equipment?

The only machine available to be reserved at this time is the laser cutter. All other machines are first come first serve.

Go to elmlib.org/lasercutter to book time on the laser cutter.