The Makery

Reserve Makery Equipment

Reservations recommended.

In order to adapt to the Covid-19 pandemic, we’ve changed procedures to provide a safe environment for staff and patrons.

Below is a list of things to expect during your Makery visit.

What to Expect

  • Per the CDC, please wear a mask at the Library if you have not been vaccinated against COVID-19.
  • Reservations are recommended (see procedure below)
    • Limit of two hours a day
    • Limit of one reservation a day
    • Maximum of two upcoming reservations
    • Reservations can be made 7 days in advance
  • Due to social distancing, staff are unable to provide technology help, design help, or equipment demonstrations.
    • Tutorials and learning resources can be found in the User Guides.
    • Demonstration videos can be found on YouTube
    • A 6 ft distance must be maintained when staff operate the Laser Cutter or troubleshoot equipment problems
    • When available, staff can provide help virtually at elmlib.org/videochat

Makery Reservations are Required

  • To make a reservation, please call (630) 279-8696 or email makery@elmlib.org.
    • Reservation requests must be approved by Makery staff before your visit.
    • Please allow one business day for staff to review and respond to your requests.
  • Reservation requests can be made up to 7 days in advance
  • Limited to two hours a day
  • All reservation requests will be handled on a first-come, first-serve basis.
  • Please include the following information in your request:
    • Your full name
    • Your Library Card Number
    • Preferred phone number for contact
    • All equipment you intend to use
    • A description of your project
    • Preferred date(s)/time(s)
  • If you have sensory sensitivity, please let us know when booking your reservation and we will do our best to reserve your time when loud equipment is not being used.

Makery Hours

Sunday: 1-4:30 p.m.
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 12-8:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 12-5:00 p.m.
Thursday: 12-8:30 p.m.
Friday: 12-8:30 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.