Makerspaces

Unleash creativity

We offer advanced software, tools and equipment to create anything you can dream of. From printing your own chess pieces to recording your own music, we can help you turn your inspiration into reality.

  • Studio-quality musical recording hardware and instruments
  • Specialized design and production software to explore your creative skills 
  • Professional tools of the trade for music production, 3D design and more
 

Makerspace at Central Library

Create your concept with advanced tools to create music, designs, and 3D objects.
Musicians play the guitar and drums inside the Makerspace at the Central Library. Another person sits at the desk with a computer and mixer to record the track. There is a 3D printer on the desk nearby.


Hours
Temporarily closed from July 9 - August 6.





Equipment & Hardware
  • Makerbot Replicator+
  • Portable photography lighting equipment
  • Oculus Rift Virtual Reality
  • Silhouette Cameo
  • Synthesizers & Vocoder
  • Digital piano and keyboards
  • Electronic drums
  • Microphones
Software
  • PreSonus Studio One 2 & Audacity
 

Tom Sanderson Design Spot at Arcade Library

Our design and printing studio are waiting for you to create anything you can imagine.
A 3D printer and several computers sit side-by-side on a long desk. Shelves above display items like the Eiffel Tower, a skull and figures created on a 3D printer at the Design Spot in the Arcade Library.
Hours
Temporarily closed from July 9 - August 6.







Equipment & Hardware
  • Makerbot Replicator+
  • Cricut Maker
  • Analog-to-digital conversion software and players (MiniDV tapes, VCR, cassette tapes, vinyl)
  • Photo scanner
  • Electric typewriter
  • Sewing machine
  • Serger
  • Laminator
  • 2.25” Button Maker
Software
  • Adobe CS6 Illustrator, Photoshop, Premiere, and InDesign
  • FreeCAD
  • SketchUp 2017
 

The Studio at Martin Luther King, Jr. Library

Record your next track or podcast at the library with our WhisperRoom and state of the art recording equipment.
A musician plays guitar inside of a sound booth at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Library. Another person sits at the computer and sound mixer outside to record the track.
Hours
Available by appointment only. Visit the Martin Luther King, Jr. Library and make an appointment at the front desk or call (916) 264-2920.




Equipment & Hardware
  • WhisperRoom sound isolation booth
  • Microphones & Condenser
  • Monitoring Headphones
  • Novation Launchkey Midi Keyboard Controller
  • Yamaha Keyboard
  • Korg Volca Mixer
  • Kork Volca Beats Rhythm Machine
  • Korg Volca Bass Machine
  • Korg Volca Keys Synthesizer
  • Korg Vocorder
Digital Audio Workstations (DAWs)
  • Ableton Live 11 Standard
  • PreSonus Studio One
Have Questions?
How can I use the music equipment?

The music equipment is first come, first serve with no appointment necessary.

Can anyone use Design Spot, Makerspace and The Studio?

The Makerspace, The Studio and Tom Sanderson Design Spot are available to everyone for free. See the complete policy for 3D printing for more details about using the 3D printers.

Do any other locations besides Arcade and Central have a makerspace?

No, however the Del Paso Heights LibraryNonie Wetzel Courtland Library, and Martin Luther King, Jr. Library offer a 3D printer.

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