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Welcome to the Xavier University Library Makerspace!

Welcome to the Xavier 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 makerspace opened in the spring of 2016 and was the first academic makerspace in the region.

With all sorts of technology and tools including 3D printers, a laser etcher, Cricut Maker, heat presses, sewing and embroidery machine, Raspberry Pis, Ozobots, Spheros, and more, students, faculty, and staff can make and create.

Makerspace B is currently unavailable. We apologize for the inconvenience. Please direct questions to Leslie Whitford at

Hours and Location

Summer 2024 Semester Hours:

By appointment only: Reserve your time HERE.

Located on the first floor of McDonald Library, the Makerspace offers individualized assistance with all of the resources we offer.

For questions or inquiries about using the Makerspace outside of scheduled hours, 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 50g
  • 20 buttons or magnets
  • 2 sheets of stickers
  • 2 ft of vinyl
  • 1 ft of heat transfer vinyl
  • 1 ft of glitter or cardstock paper

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

Material Price
3D printing filament 5 cents per gram
2.25" Buttons or Magnets 25 cents each
1.25" Button 10 cents each
Stickers $1 per page
Vinyl $2 per foot
Heat Transfer (Iron On) Vinyl $4 per foot
Glitter or cardstock paper $1 per foot
Materials for laser cutting/etching currently unavailable


Use these templates for making buttons in the Xavier Makerspace!

What is a Makerspace?


Faculty: Plan a Class with Us!

The Makerspace offers sessions customized to fit your class - no matter the discipline. Work with your library liaison or Digital Initiatives Librarian, Leslie Whitford, to make arrangements today!

Check out our Faculty Resources page and our Makerspace for Education page for ideas.


Events @ the Makerspace

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Meet the Digital Initiatives Librarian

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Leslie Whitford