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Welcome to the Xavier University Library Makerspace!

Welcome to the University Library Makerspace!


The Xavier University Library Makerspace is available to all students, faculty, and staff - whether for class or personal projects! 

The Makerspace is a creative, dynamic space where people invent, build, and learn. Through generous grants from SWON and the Xavier University Women of Excellence, the library opened the first academic makerspace in the area in the spring of 2016. With all sorts of technology and tools including 3D printers, 3D scanners, a laser etcher, vinyl cutter, sewing machine, Raspberry Pis, Ozobots, Spheros, and more, students, faculty, and staff can make and create.

Hours and Location

Located on the first floor of McDonald Library, the Makerspace offers individualized assistance with all of the resources we offer. Although we welcome drop-ins during open hours, a reservation is recommended.

The Makerspace is open Monday-Thursday, 10am-4pm and on Fridays by appointment only. For questions, please contact Leslie Whitford.

Pricing Information

Until further notice, these materials are completely free for both class and personal projects up to the following:

  • 3D printing up to 100g
  • 20 buttons or magnets
  • 2 ft of stickers
  • 4 ft of vinyl
  • 4 sheets of 1’ square plywood
  • Acrylic sheets not included, still $10/square ft

After the above limits are reached, the following pricing structure goes into effect for personal projects (class projects are always free):

  • 3D Printing: 5 cents per gram
  • 2.25" Buttons or Magnets: 10 cents each
  • 1.25" Button: 6 cents each
  • Stickers: $1 per foot
  • 1/8" birch plywood: $2 for 1' square sheet
  • 1/8" acrylic: $10 for 1' square sheet
  • Vinyl: $1 per foot

Reserve Equipment/Space

Reservations can be made up to 2 weeks in advance.

The following workstations are available:

  • 3D Printer
  • Laser Cutter
  • Vinyl Cutter
  • Virtual Reality/High End PC (check back soon!)
  • Button/Sticker Maker
  • Makerspace Tour (brief overview of what we offer)

Direct any questions about how to prepare for your visit to

Faculty: Plan a Class with Us!

The Makerspace offers sessions customized to fit your class - no matter the discipline. Work with your library liaison to make arrangements today!

Come Check Us Out!