Options available:
  • 3D Printing
  • Laser Cutter
  • Silhouette Printing
  • Collaborative tables, walls, desks
  • Poster supplies
  • Craft supplies
  • Smart board
  • 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 (ethatcher@sandburg.edu, 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 (ethatcher@sandburg.edu, 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
  • Poster board (new and used)
  • Button making kit
  • Bookmark making supplies


(NEW!) Maker Mondays 

Join us in the Sandburg Library Makerspace every second Monday from 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. for our NEW Maker Monday series! Maker Monday sessions are intended to be a fun, laid-back way for students to learn how to use the Makerspace and its equipment to its full potential.

A few notes about our sessions:

  • Can't make it at exactly 2? Feel free to stop in at any point during the hour-long session or to ask library staff for instructions on how to make the craft on your own during your free time.
  • Due to limited supplies, some sessions may only be available on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • If you are unable to make it between 2 p.m. and 3 p.m., but would still like to participate, contact Rebecca Eaton to schedule a private session. 

Our final Maker Monday for the Fall session features our laser cutter. On Monday, December 9th, come by the Makerspace to make your own holiday ornaments to use as gifts or decorations! Staff will be available to assist with design options.

For more information, contact Rebecca Eaton at reaton@sandburg.edu or 309.341.5290 or stop by E234. 


When the room is in use for a closed session of any kind, it will be posted on the door. Otherwise, the space will remain open during Library hours. Please contact Library staff ahead of time to plan around usage and staff availability for assistance.

Call: 309.341.5257

Text: 872.221.0124

Email: library@sandburg.edu