Located on the first floor in the Business & Technology Center, the MakerLab gives Barrington Area Library cardholders access to a variety of cutting edge tools including 3D printers, a laser cutter, CNC machine, and vinyl cutter. The purpose of MakerLab is to provide space for customers of all ages to learn through making, using skills such as math, art, and design thinking, to complete self-driven projects. Staff are available by appointment to help develop a plan to make your work possible, but it should be noted that MakerLab is not a substitute for a full-scale production facility and limitations on materials and quantity may apply.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Digital Services staff are also making many services available to customers virtually, including running laser-etching/cutting, CNC milling, and vinyl cutting projects virtually.

Information updated June 8, 2022:

• MakerLab is open to Barrington Area Library cardholders.

• Masks are optional but recommended in the Library and in one-on-one appointments.

• No food or beverages in the MakerLab.

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