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Welcome to the Xavier University Library Makerspace!


Thank you, Masketeers, for another successful semester of making! You always impress us with your creativity. We look forward to seeing you again in the Fall.

  • The Makerspace is closed Friday, May 7 – Sunday, August 15. No services are available and email is not checked during this time.

Hours and Location

Fall Semester 2021 Hours: Coming Soon

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 located on the first floor of McDonald Library.

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
  • 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!

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

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

The Makerspace is a creative, dynamic space where people invent, build, and learn. Through a generous grant 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.