Starting Monday, Oct. 5, we’ll be open every day at most EPL locations. Plan your next visit and check out our new opening hours.

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 the Makerspace. Those under 18 must have a parent or legal guardian fill it out on their behalf.

Services & Equipment

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Computer Software

EPL’s Makerspaces offer a wide variety of software on both PC and Mac 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.

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Digital Conversion

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!

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Heat Press

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.

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Recording Studios

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.

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Vinyl Cutting

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.

Coming Soon

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3D Printing

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.

Have an ambitious print? Talk to one of our Makerspace staff about submitting it to print overnight in one of our special, safe enclosures.

Certification classes postponed as of Friday, Oct. 16. Check back for new dates.

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Book Binding

What better place to have book binding equipment than a library? Customize your soft cover meeting agendas, hard cover book of poems, leather bound notebook or fabric cover novel using EPL’s newest book binding toolchain. After completion of the Fab-Lab certification, Cover Design 101 and Book Binding 101 classes, you will be ready to design and wrap your Magnum Opus in the binding it deserves.

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Fab Lab

Our Fab Lab is your single-stop destination for a dazzling variety of maker services. Available equipment includes—but is not limited to—a CNC machine, laser engraver, drill press and scroll saw. The Fab Lab is a safety-first environment, and free training is available from EPL staff to access the space and use the tools. Once you’ve completed Fab Lab 101, sign up for certification classes and get to know our equipment!

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Sewing & Serging

Learn how to sew or show off your fashion designer skills with our computerized sewing machine. Once you have completed Sewing 101 you’re free to explore how easily the Brother CS6000i allows you to sew, quilt and more!

Need a professional finish to your seams? Our Brother 3534DT Overlock Machine will give your projects that polished finish you’ve been looking for.

StudioSpace

Studio Lab

Lights, cameras, action! The Studio Lab allows you to access a purpose build production studio for projects involving video production and photography. Enjoy access to a dedicated space that allows you to learn, practice, stream, or simply produce content. Professional quality cameras, lighting equipment, backdrops and sound capture equipment are all available to sign out for use in the space during your booking.

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Tech Exploration

Coding and Robots and Circuits, oh my! The Makerspace has everything you need to build a solid foundation in a new tech hobby. From Aruino Uno Kits to Lego EV3 Mindstorms, there's something to tempt any electronic or coding enthusiast.

Makerspace From Home

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Facebook Live Streaming Tutorial for Musicians

Longtime friend of EPL Scott of Riverdale Records shows musicians how to use open source software to set up for Facebook live streaming

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Makerspace Locations

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Abbottsfield - Penny McKee Makerspace

Our Abbottsfield Branch features a 3D printer, creative computer software, digital conversion, sewing and vinyl cutting services.

Capilano Makerspace

Our Capilano Branch features a small but mighty Makerspace to help community members bring their creative ideas to life!

Al & Fran Olson Children's Makerspace

The Children’s Makerspace provides everything kids need to play, tinker, explore, learn, create and share.

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Londonderry Makerspace

Our Londonderry Branch features computer workstations and makerspace equipment to support learning and creating.

Milner Makerspace

EPL's Makerspace offers access to recording studios, creative computers, 3D printing, laser cutting, sewing machines, book making and more!

Whitemud Crossing Recording Studio

Our Whitemud Crossing Branch features a recording studio with instruments you can borrow. Book a booth now!

Frequently Asked Questions

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  • For any questions, you can reach the EPL Makerspace staff at: makerspace@epl.ca.

  • 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.

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