The Makery opened June 2017.
Sunday: 1-4:30 p.m.
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.
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. Groups who have not been confirmed by the Library Scout Coordinator or Assistant Makery Manager may be asked to leave.
The Makery is free to use. There are costs for materials used to produce items on some equipment:
Yes! While most of the equipment is first come, first serve, the laser cutter, the Carvey, the embroidery machine, and one Cricut Maker can be booked ahead of time on our reservations page.
Patrons are responsible for preparing their designs and project. Staff are available to troubleshoot and answer questions. Only the laser cutter, 3D printers, and poster printer are staff-operated.
The materials you need depends on the equipment and your project. The First Timer’s Guides provides details about materials. The Makery has some materials to purchase. (see “What does the Makery cost?” above)