Makerspaces at EPL
EPL Makerspaces are hubs for all things making and creating. They offer Edmontonians access to services and equipment such recording studios, high-end creative workstations, 3D printing, laser cutting, sewing machines, book making and more.
Our Makerspaces welcome everyone; it doesn’t matter whether you're just getting started or picking up an old creative passion. We aren’t experts in everything, but we’re here to help.
Before You Visit
All customers 12 and over must fill out the waiver before accessing Making and Creating services. Those under 18 must have a parent or legal guardian fill it out on their behalf.
EPL has a fleet of 3D printers and all the free training you need to learn how to use them. After a 3D Printing 101 class, you’ll be able to book time on one of our FDM printers and make your 3D dreams come true.
Going through the family home VHS collection or have a stack of photo negatives? EPL’s digital conversion stations have a variety of tools to help you digitize your analog media, including VHS, VHS-C, cassette, CD, floppy disk, slides, film negatives, vinyl records or photographs. Bring in your own USB stick or portable drive and book your time to get started!
Get your creative juices flowing with our vinyl cutting services. We have two types of dynamic cutting tools available for customers to bring their artwork to life: the Cricut Maker and the Roland GS-24. Design illustrations to cut on a broad range of materials and create everything from intricate paper artwork to large vinyl signage.
Looking for a new place to mix, record or jam? Our recording studios are set up with new and exciting instruments and equipment that meet the sound recording needs of everyone from beginner to professional. Our collection is perfect for music enthusiasts of all ages and ability.
EPL’s Makerspaces offer a wide variety of software iMac workstations to support your creative journey. These powerful machines have free and licensed software in areas that include music, sound and video editing; game design; programming; modeling; and illustration.
Create customized clothing, accessories and home décor using our cutting tools to design and cut a variety of heat-press materials. A range of materials can be used with the Hotronix Heat Press to complete your project. Some materials can be purchased on site and staff are available to assist in ensuring safe and successful applications.
Learn how to sew or show off your fashion designer skills with our computerized sewing machine. Once you have completed your Sewing Machine Certification or have previous experience, you’re free to explore how easily the Brother CS6000i allows you to sew, quilt and more!
Need a professional finish to your seams? Visit our Stanley A. Milner Library where our Brother 3534DT Overlock Machine will give your projects that polished finish you’ve been looking for.
Makerspace from Home - Events
Make Music: Electronic Jam SessionMar 25th | 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Movie MakersMar 25th | 2:00pm - 3:30pm
3D Printing 101 Certification: In PersonMar 29th | 7:00pm - 8:30pm
3D Printing ClubApr 1st | 2:00pm - 3:30pm
3D Printing 101 Certification: On DemandApr 3 | All dayOnline Event
Makerspace - Locations
Abbottsfield - Penny McKee Makerspace
Al & Fran Olson Children's Makerspace
Makerspace - Locations
Whitemud Crossing Recording Studio
Makerspace - FAQs
For any questions, you can reach the EPL Makerspace staff at: email@example.com.
Yes, there are Makerspace Assistants on hand at all times. The Assistants aren’t experts on everything; however, they are there to help and learn things together.
Yes—booking computers and equipment requires a library card. EPL resident cards, post-secondary L-Pass, Metro and TAL cards are all accepted.