The Makery opened June 2017.
Sunday: 1-4:30 p.m.
Thursday: 3-8:30 p.m.
Friday: 3-8:30 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Makery will be limited to 2 patrons total at a time. All patrons who enter the Makery will be required to have their own reservation. Visit the reservations page for more information. Exception: Infants in carriers or strollers.
EPL cardholders, students who attend Elmhurst schools, teachers who teach at Elmhurst schools, Work Perks and Business cardholders are welcome to use the space.
Adult supervision required for anyone below middle school age.
The Makery is free to use. There are costs for materials used to produce items on some equipment:
The Library is not accepting cash or check payments. Fees for Makery materials will be added to your Library Card account.
Patrons are responsible for preparing their designs and project. Due to social distancing, staff are unable to provide technology help, design help, or equipment demonstrations. Staff are available to troubleshoot and answer questions while maintaining a 6 ft distance. Only the laser cutter, 3D printers, and poster printer are staff-operated.Tutorials and learning resources can be found in the User Guides and on our YouTube channel.
The materials you need depends on the equipment and your project. The User Guides provide details about materials. The Makery has some materials to purchase. (see “What does the Makery cost?” above)