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Moreland Libraries Makerspace

Moreland City Libraries have makerspaces at our Brunswick, Coburg and Glenroy libraries.

A Makerspace is a creative studio space where the community can come together to create, connect and learn.

Our Makerspaces have a range of equipment including 3D printers, sewing machines and overlockers.

Getting started in the Makerspace 

  • Use of the Makerspace is free! You just need to be a library member and aged 15 or older. 

    To become a Maker you must complete a safety induction with a library staff member.  

    Once you’re a Maker, you will be able to make bookings and use the equipment. 

  • We have a range of equipment in the Makerspaces:

    • Janome 721 sewing machines
    • Janome 644D overlockers
    • Circular Knitting Looms
    • Ultimaker 2+ 3D printers
    • Korg Volca Modular Micro-Modular Synthesizer
    • Rode VideoMic Me-L Directional Microphone for Smart Phones with Lightning Connector
    • Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 USB Audio Interface with Pro Tools and Ableton Live (Gen 2)
    • Dell laptop
    • Makey Makey Kits
    • Fume hood and wet area (Coburg Library) 

    Our collection of equipment is always growing to include new technology and creative practices. 

  • You can book equipment to use during drop-in sessions. 

    Brunswick Library Makerspace drop-in times: 

    • Monday: 1.00 pm - 5.00 pm
    • Tuesday: 4.30 pm - 7.30 pm
    • Wednesday: 9.30 am - 11.30 am
    • Thursday: 2.00 pm - 4.30 pm
    • Friday: 1.00 pm - 4.30 pm

    Coburg Library Makerspace drop-in times:

    • Monday: 5.30 pm - 7.30 pm
    • Tuesday: 9.30 am - 12.30 pm
    • Thursday: 1.00 pm - 5.00 pm
    • Friday: 1.00 pm - 5.00 pm

    Glenroy Library Makerspace drop-in times: 

    • Monday: 1.00 pm - 5.00 pm
    • Tuesday: 5.30 pm - 7.30 pm
    • Wednesday: 1.30 pm - 5.00 pm
    • Thursday: 1.00 pm - 5.00 pm
    • Friday: 9.30 am - 12.30 pm
  • There will be workshops and events where you can learn to use the equipment in Makerspace. We also have a large collection of online resources that will teach you the basics. 

    Library staff will not be able to teach you how to use equipment during drop-in hours. The induction will cover safety aspects only. 

  • Everyone who uses equipment in the makerspace needs to have completed the safety induction. 

    Guests are welcome in the space, but must follow all safety advice. 

    If you are under 15 and would like to use the makerspace, we suggest asking your guarantor  to become a Maker, and you can accompany them.

  • For questions and bookings in the makerspace email:

    Librarymakerspace@moreland.vic.gov.au or call 9353 4000

     

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