The Sandburg Makerspace will reopen in Fall 2020 during regular library hours. Only two individuals will be allowed in the space at any given time. We ask that you please schedule an appointment to use the space and wear a face covering at all times. 

To schedule an appointment to use the Makerspace, select the link to timetrade, our scheduling software.

Appointments are available in 1-hour time slots. If you need additional time, you may schedule multiple slots or contact Please note that due to the new Fall 2020 library hours, the Makerspace will not be available on Fridays. 

Options available:

  • 3D Printing
  • Laser Cutter
  • Silhouette Printing
  • Collaborative tables, walls, desks
  • Poster supplies
  • Craft supplies
  • Smartboard
  • Teacher's station for presentations


 Benefits from using the room and resources:

  • Create visual aids for presentations
  • Use final products in the classroom or office space
  • Hands-on learning
  • Test out theories and strategies
  • Meeting space for clubs, committees, working groups, etc.


Laser Cutter

  • Consult with Eric Thatcher (, 309.341.5275)
  • Size of material can be up to 12x20 inches, and no taller than 2 inches. 
  • Bring your own materials and print for free
  • Some scrap materials are available

3D Printer

  • Consult with Eric Thatcher (, 309.341.5275)
  • Printing costs: $2 to use equipment plus 10¢ per gram
  • All students receive $25 per semester for printing

Silhouette Cameo 3 Printer

  • Ask for assistance at the Library front desk
  • Use Sandburg login at the specified computer for access to Silhouette software
  • Refer to the Silhouette manual

Collaborative surfaces

  • Dry erase walls
  • Dry erase tables
  • Dry erase windows
  • Movable tables
  • Please erase and/or cleanup after finished


  • Dry erase board, markers, eraser
  • Various types of paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Various writing utensils
  • Ribbon
  • Posterboard (new and used)
  • Button making kit
  • Bookmark making supplies


Call: 309.341.5257

Text: 872.221.0124