Making at the Library


Are you a maker? A creative? A visionary? The Library has the resources to make your ideas a reality.

AVAILABLE EQUIPMENT

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.

  • Browse for pre-made items at thingiverse.com or create your own items at tinkercad.com
  • Download your file in .STL format to a flash drive
  • Place your print order with a librarian at the desk in the Technology Center
  • We will notify you via phone or email when your print is ready
  • Pay for and pick up your print at the Circulation Desk in central court
  • 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
  • Available colors: red, green, blue, orange and black


The Circuit 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 Lab.

The Library also provides:

  • Mats
  • Blades
  • Tools
  • Basic pens

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

Drawing tablets are most often used to finely edit photos or to create original drawings. The stylus gives the user more creative control.

The Epson XP-15000 prints on a variety of media, including cardstock; glossy, matter, and premium photo paper; envelopes; and plain paper.

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.

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

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

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.

Borrow a Telescope Kit from the Library

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.

Digitize your 8mm and Super 8 movie reels. Customer must bring a 32 GB or less SC card to store converted files. Files are transferred as MOVs.



EQUIPMENT BY LOCATION

  • 3D Printers

Contact Heatherdowns to reserve equipment: heatherdowns.branch@toledolibrary.org | 419.259.5270

  • Orion StarBlast 4.5" telescope kit

Contact Kent to reserve equipment: kent.branch@toledolibrary.org | 419.259.5340

  • 3D printer
  • Cricut machine
  • Light box
  • Film to Digital Converter (Wolverine) - circulates
    • VHS to DVD converter
    • 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
  • Orion StarBlast 4.5" telescope kit
  • External storage (1TB)

Contact King Road to reserve equipment: kingroad.branch@toledolibrary.org | 419.259.5380

  • 3D printer
  • Cricut machine
  • Green Screen
  • Wide format printer
  • Film to Digital Converter
    • 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
  • AccuCut
    • Available in Children's Library by appointment
    • Customer should bring own material
  • Orion StarBlast 4.5" telescope kit
  • External storage (1TB)

Contact Main Library to reserve equipment: making@toledolibrary.org | 419.259.5200

  • Recording studio equipment
  • Drawing tablet

Contact Mott to reserve equipment: mott.branch@toledolibrary.org | 419.259.5230

  • Cricut machine
  • Editing Software
    • Adobe Photoshop Elements
    • iLife Suite
    • FinalCut Pro
  • Film to Digital Converter (Wolverine) - circulates
    • VHS to DVD converter
    • 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
  • Orion StarBlast 4.5" telescope kit
  • External storage (1TB)

Contact Oregon to reserve equipment: oregon.branch@toledolibrary.org | 419.259.5250

  • Orion StarBlast 4.5" telescope kit

Contact Sanger to reserve equipment: sanger.branch@toledolibrary.org | 419.259.5370

  • 3D printer

Contact South to reserve equipment: south.branch@toledolibrary.org | 419.259.5395

  • 3D printer
  • Cricut machine
  • Drawing tablet
  • Editing software
    • Audacity
    • Final Cut Pro
    • GIMP
    • iLife Suite
  • Light box
  • Sewing machine
  • Studio equipment
  • Film to Digital (Wolverine) - circulates
    • 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
  • Orion StarBlast 4.5" telescope kit
  • External storage (1TB)

Contact Sylvania to reserve equipment: sylvania.branch@toledolibrary.org | 419.882.2089

  • Editing software
    • Audacity
    • Final Cut Pro
    • iLife Suite
  • Studio equipment
  • VHS to DVD converter
  • Orion StarBlast 4.5" telescope kit
  • External storage (1TB)

Contact West Toledo to reserve equipment: west.toledo.branch@toledolibrary.org | 419.259.5290



MAKING PROGRAMS

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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LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com)

LinkedIn Learning offers unlimited access to a library of over 100,000 high-quality, current, and engaging video tutorials as part of over 13,000 courses taught by recognized industry experts in seven languages.

Using the LinkedIn Learning app: iOs or Android
First time app: users will be asked to enter the "libraryname" at the end of the URL: OH0215

Third-party Provider: LinkedIn Learning

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