Creative Studio & Services

You decide what to create, and we help make it happen! Start a podcast, 3D-print your own designs, make mixed-media art, design and create a custom T-shirt, even digitize your old VHS tapes to share with family and friends. Patrons ages 14+ can work on self-directed projects. Children ages 13 and under require an adult caregiver. Read the Creative Studio policy. When to visit:

3D Printing Requests (Makerbot 3D Printers)

You submit the 3D design, we print it for you. Submit your 3D printing request »

Audio Booth

Record and edit music and podcasts. A staff-led training session required before reserving the space. Getting started in the Audio Booth »

Cutting Plotters (Cricut & Cameo)

DIY equipment and software to design and cut materials—including sticky vinyl, heat transfer vinyl, and cardstock.

Laser Cutter

Design, and cut, score, or engrave approved materials including plywood, hardwoods, and acrylics. Getting started with the Laser Cutter »

Media Editing Station

Includes Adobe Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements. Reserve the Media Editing Station »

Media Preservation Station

Digitize different types of media—including VHS tapes, cassette tapes and film negatives. Reserve the Media Preservation Station »

Poster Printing Requests

You submit the file, we print it for you. Submit a Poster Printing Request »

The project was made possible in part through a $25,000 grant from the Illinois State Library, thanks to the advocacy of State Representative La Shawn K. Ford.

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