Students in the Makerspace working on a group project.

The Sandburg Makerspace is open during regular library hours and is available for staff, students, faculty, and the general public. 

Need to use the space? Schedule your appointment here! 

Faculty and Staff: For questions about class sessions and group activities, contact library staff to place an inquiry. Please provide as many details as possible about your plans and anticipated attendance so we can best accommodate your needs. 


Options available:

  • 3D Printing
  • Laser Cutter
  • Silhouette Printing
  • Collaborative tables, walls, desks
  • Poster supplies
  • Craft supplies
  • Teacher's station with projector, screen, and whiteboard available 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

  • 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

  • Printing costs: $2 to use equipment plus 10¢ per gram
  • All students receive $25 per semester for printing

Silhouette Cameo 3 Printer

  • Use the computer next to the Silhouette for access to the printer's software - no login required
  • 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


Please consult with library staff before using Makerspace equipment for the first time. For questions about materials, projects, design ideas, etc., please contact library staff using the information provided below or use the chat feature in the bottom right corner of this page.

Call: 309.341.5257

Text: 872.221.0124


Visit: 2400 Tom L. Wilson Blvd., Building E Room 230