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, 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 required for anyone below middle school age.

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 in the laser cutter. All other machines are first come first serve.

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