Front view of an open Cricut smart cutting machine on top of a table.

ARE YOU A MAKER? A CREATIVE? AN INVENTOR?

The Library has the resources to make your ideas a reality. All of our equipment is listed below with location options for each item.

You can reserve equipment by:

Drop-in access is available if the equipment doesn’t already have a reservation. To guarantee access, a reservation is needed.

Equipment use is free with your Library card. There is a modest fee for the material cost of 3D printing, wide format printing, plotter printing, and vinyl printing. The costs are in the descriptions below.

If you can find it or design it, we can print it! Printed objects must not infringe upon any third party’s intellectual property rights. Objects must not be illegal nor can they be construed as having the intent to harm. The Library reserves the right to refuse any print request at the discretion of Library staff.

  • Have your creation ready? Fill out this form and upload your file!
  • Browse for pre-made items online or create your own items at tinkercad.com
  • Download your file in .STL or .OBJ format to a flash drive
  • Place your print order with a librarian at the desk in the Maker Space
  • We will notify you via phone or email when your print is ready
  • Pay for and pick up your print at the Circulation Desk 
  • Maximum dimensions: 280 mm x 2800mm x 250mm (11 in x 11 in x 9.8 in)
  • Minimums: .05 mm layer thickness .5 mm nozzle
  • Cost: 10 cents per gram

Locations:

Main Library | 419.259.5216

Heatherdowns | 419.259.5270

King Road | 419.259.5380

South | 419.259.5395

Sylvania | 419.882.2089

Whether you’re working in graphic design, photo or video editing, illustration, animation and more, Adobe Creative Studio has an app to help you get the most out of any project. With industry standard apps like Photoshop, Lightroom, Illustrator, Animate, Premiere Pro, and more you’ll be able to give a professional polish to anything you’re working on. 

Locations:

Main Library | 419.259.5216

You can edit audio with tools like Garageband, Adobe Audition, Logic Pro, Audacity, and Pro Tools. For instructional help with any of these software applications, please try the online courses provided through LinkedIn Learning.

Microphones are available for recording audio, and mixing board access is available for additional instruments. At Main Library, Mott and West Toledo, you will find Novation SL MkIII keyboards. These MIDI and CV-equipped keyboard controllers have eight-track sequencers and can be used with Ableton Live to create the sound of any instrument you need.

Reserve the Main Library Recording and Editing Studio here!

Locations:

King Road | 419.259.5380

Main Library | 419.259.5216

Mott | 419.259.5230

Sylvania | 419.882.2089

West Toledo | 419.259.5290

The Cricut Maker is similar to the Cricut Explore Air. However, it can cut over 100 materials—anything from delicate crepe paper and fabric to leather and wood.

The Library subscribes to Cricut Access, which includes a wide selection of fonts, images, and projects. Please note that there are some fonts or projects that have an associated cost that the subscription does not cover. To use the Cricut Access subscription, customers should use the designated computer within the Making Space.

The Library also provides:

  • Mats
  • Blades
  • Tools
  • Basic pens

Customers should bring all other needed supplies, such as fabric, cardstock, vinyl, chipboard, etc.

Locations:

Main Library | 419.259.5216

King Road | 419.259.5380

Oregon | 419.259.5250

Sylvania | 419.882.2089

The Epson XP-15000 prints on a variety of media, including cardstock, glossy, matte and premium photo paper. Photo paper pricing is as follows:

  • Photo Glossy Paper 8.5×11: $0.75
  • Photo Glossy Paper 11×17: $1.50
  • Photo Glossy Paper 13×19: $2.00

Locations:

Main Library | 419.259.5216

Sylvania | 419.882.2089

Designed to fit in the palm of your hand, there’s plenty of space to store a massive amount of photos, videos, music, and documents. Ask a librarian for back-up options if you need help saving your project.

Locations:

Main Library | 419.259.5216

King Road | 419.259.5380

Oregon | 419.259.5250

Sylvania | 419.882.2089

West Toledo | 419.259.5290

Commonly used for plotter printing such as architectural, construction, poster, and other vector graphics. Plotter printing is $1.50 per linear foot.

Locations:

Main Library | 419.259.5216

This multi-purpose lightbox features dimmable LEDs that provide an even spread of light from edge-to-edge. It features a built-in ruler grid and is ideal for tracing, calligraphy, stenciling, embossing, quilting, embroidery, sewing, and more.

King Road | 419.259.5380

Sylvania | 419.882.2089

Make signs, banners, and other vinyl items. Vinyl pricing is as follows:

  • Oracal 651 Permanent Vinyl (24 ft. x 5 ft. roll): $0.25/linear inch
  • Siser Easyweed Heat Transfer Vinyl Sheet: $4.25/each

Locations:

Main Library | 419.259.5216

The Editing Studio spaces will allow you to edit video on apps like iMovie, Final Cut Pro and Adobe Premiere Pro. For instructional help with any of these softwares, please try the online courses provided through LinkedIn Learning.

Reserve the Main Library Recording and Editing Studio here!

Locations:

King Road | 419.259.5380

Main Library | 419.259.5216

Mott | 419.259.5230

Sylvania | 419.882.2089

West Toledo | 419.259.5290

*The Main Library location also has video recording and green screen capabilities.

Converts your 135 mm, 127, 126Kpk, 110, Advantex APS slides, and negatives to digital files. Customers must bring a 32 GB or less SD card to store converted files. Files are transferred as JPGs. May also be available for checkout at certain locations.

Locations:

Main Library | 419.259.5216

King Road | 419.259.5380

Oregon | 419.259.5250

Sylvania | 419.882.2089

West Toledo | 419.259.5290

Digitize your 8mm and Super 8 movie reels. Customer must bring a 32 GB or less SD card to store converted files. Files are transferred as MOVs. May also be available for checkout at certain locations.

Locations:

Main Library | 419.259.5216

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