The door to our Chinguacousy branch near the parking lot is BROKEN. Please use the door on the opposite side, near the beach volleyball court and skate park, to enter the Library.

Our makerspaces are open to everyone during our regular hours of operation, on a drop-in, first, come-first served basis. Please be advised that the makerspaces are unavailable during the last hour of library operations.

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Brampton Library makerspaces foster creativity, innovation and exploration in a safe and accessible learning environment, with free access to maker and digital creation tools.

Available equipment includes:

3D Printers 

  • Lulzbot Mini (available at Chinguacousy and Springdale only)

  • Ultimaker 2+ 

  • PLA and PLA+ filament available

  • Maximum print time: 3 hours per day

Desktop Cutting Machines (for vinyl and paper cutting)

  • Cricut Maker 3 
  • Roland GS-24 (Chinguacousy only) 

  • Assorted colours of permanent adhesive vinyl, or bring your own material to cut

  • Maximum of 12x24 inches of adhesive vinyl 

Video and Photo Digitizing Tools 

  • Canon 9000F Mark II Scanner (includes attachments for digitizing photo negatives and slides)

  • Elgato Video Capture Device (converts analog video from VHS to a high-quality digital file)

  • VHS-C Cassette Adapter

  • Limit of two (2) digitizing sessions per week.

Button Makers 

  • 1-inch and 2.5-inch pinback button makers

  • Limit of ten (10) pin-back buttons per person per week

  • Bring your own printed material; colour printing is not available

  • Create your own design here.

Are there other tools you’d like to access in our makerspace? Let us know! Submit a MakerSpace Comment Card or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Access makerspace equipment

Makerspace equipment may be accessed independently by Brampton Library cardholders aged 14 and up. Children younger than 14 years of age must be accompanied by an adult caregiver who is considered the primary user. 

Waiver Required

Users must complete a Makerspace Agreement and Waiver annually. 

Makerspace Programs

We encourage you to attend our “Get Started” programs to get familiar with our makerspace equipment: 

  • Get Started with 3D Printing
  • Get Started with TinkerCAD
  • Get Started with the Cricut Maker 
  • Get Started with Digitizing Photos and Video

We also host meetups and special events, such as

Please check our events calendar for program offerings, dates, locations, and registration details.

Makerspace Resources

Enjoy these Maker and STE(A)M resources available in our Digital Library

Creativebug

Find your next creative project in knitting, sewing, painting, ceramics, jewelry, paper crafting, kids’ activities, and more! We recommend: 

LinkedIn Learning

An on-demand library of instructional videos covering the latest business, technology and creative skills.  We recommend: 

O’Reilly Learning

The latest eBooks and instructional courses from top publishers, covering technology, design, engineering, hobbies, creative skills, and more. We recommend:  

  • Make: Getting Started with 3D Printing, 2nd Edition
  • Mastering 3D Printing: A Guide to Modeling, Printing, and Prototyping
  • Tips and Tales from the Workshop: A Handy Reference for Maker

PressReader

Read digital versions of the latest craft, hobby, and science and technology magazines from around the world. We recommend: 

  • Mollie Makes
  • Linux Format 
  • Family Handyman



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