Making at the Library

MAIN LIBRARY STUDIO LAB

About the Studio Lab

The Studio Lab is one of Toledo's only free and publicly accessible maker spaces! Located on the first floor of Main Library, the Studio Lab features making programs and open labs for personal projects and collaboration. We encourage you to explore the full range of making, both high-tech and hands-on.

Hours

Monday - Tuesday, 1:30 - 8 p.m.
Wednesday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Sunday, Closed

Using the Studio Lab

Making programs and open labs for teens and adults are regularly hosted in the Studio Lab. Groups interested in working on projects should contact the Studio Lab to coordinate work time and equipment availability and might also consider reserving the Work Space located on the lower Level of Main Library.

Contact the Studio Lab

making@toledolibrary.org | 419.259.5200

Equipment

  • 3D printer
  • Cricut machine
  • Drawing tablet
  • Editing software
    • Adobe Creative Cloud
    • Audacity
    • iLife Suite
    • Logic Pro
    • Pro Tools
  • Film to digital converters
    • 8mm and Super 8 movies conversion available into movies
    • 8mm movies conversion available into digital images
    • Super 8 movies conversion available into digital images
    • 35mm, 126KPK, 110 slides/negatives conversion available into digital images
  • Green Screen
  • Poster printer
  • Studio equipment
  • VHS to DVD converter
  • Wide format printer

RESERVE EQUIPMENT/STUDIO SPACE

MAKING AT THE BRANCHES

King Road Equipment

  • 3D printer
  • Button maker
  • Cricut machine
  • Drawing tablet
  • Editing software
    • Adobe Photoshop Elements
    • Audacity
    • Final Cut Pro
    • iLife Suite
  • Film to digital converters
    • Super 8 movies conversion available into digital images
    • 35mm, 126KPK, 110 slides/negatives conversion available into digital images
  • Light box
  • Studio equipment
  • VHS to DVD converter

Reserve King Road space/equipment

Mott Branch Equipment

  • Studio equipment

Oregon Branch Equipment

  • 3D printer
  • Cricut machine
  • Editing Software
    • Adobe Photoshop Elements
    • iLife Suite
  • Film to digital converters
    • 8mm and Super 8 movies conversion available into movies
    • 8mm movies conversion available into digital images
    • Super 8 movies conversion available into digital images
    • 35mm, 126KPK, 110 slides/negatives conversion available into digital images
  • VHS to DVD converter

Reserve Oregon space/equipment

Sylvania Branch Equipment

  • 3D printer
  • Cricut machine
  • Drawing tablet
  • Editing software
    • Audacity
    • Final Cut Pro
    • GIMP
    • iLife Suite
  • Film to digital converters
    • 8mm movies conversion available into digital images
    • Super 8 movies conversion available into digital images
    • 35mm, 126KPK, 110 slides/negatives conversion available into digital images
  • Light box
  • Poster printer
  • Sewing machine
  • Studio equipment

Reserve Sylvania space/equipment

West Toledo Branch Equipment

  • 3D printer
  • Editing software
    • Adobe Photoshop Elements
    • Audacity
    • Final Cut Pro
    • iLife Suite
  • Studio equipment
  • VHS to DVD converter

Reserve West Toledo space/equipment

Making at Other Locations

Making PROGRAMS

Fall Tree Painting

Wednesday Nov. 20
at 4:00 p.m.

Location: Lagrange

Love autumn? Use paint to create a beautiful fall tree painting.

Event Details for Fall Tree Painting

Minifigure Painting

Thursday Nov. 21
at 4:00 p.m.

Location: Lagrange

Got minis and don’t know what to do with them? Bring them to our minifigure painting session and add some color! Bring your own mini to paint or have one 3D printed at one of our Library locations!

Event Details for Minifigure Painting

Create for the Community

Thursday Nov. 21
at 4:00 p.m.

Location: West Toledo

Do you like to create things? Do you enjoy giving to others? This is the perfect opportunity to make something that will make the world a happier place for someone else.

Event Details for Create for the Community

Making Research Tools

Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center

Browse thousands of reference books, projects and magazines on a variety of hobbies including arts and crafts, collecting, indoor recreation, model building, kids crafts, scrapbooking and more.

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Lynda.com

Offers more than 3,000 courses that include more than 130,000 videos. Courses cover a variety of topics including design, business, office software and personal and professional goals.


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Take it & make it

Other Materials to Borrow

In addition to making it at the Library, we also offer a variety of other materials that you can check out and take home, including:

TELESCOPE KITS
Equipped with an Orion StarBlast 4.5" telescope and multiple accessory items such as a magnifying eyepiece, headlamp, constellation guide, instruction book, batteries and a carrying case. Available at Main Library and Point Place - Contact location to reserve.

EXTERNAL STORAGE (1TB)
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. Perfectly paired with WD Backup software and password protection, the My Passport drive helps keep your files safe.
Available at King Road, Main Library, Oregon, Sylvania and West Toledo - Contact location to reserve.

DSLR CAMERA
The Canon EOS Rebel T6 DSLR camera will suit many photography needs and skill levels. Available at Sylvania - Contact location to reserve.