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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.

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
  • 5 buttons or magnets
  • 2 ft of stickers
  • 2 ft of vinyl
  • 1 ft of heat transfer vinyl
  • 1 ft of glitter or cardstock paper
  • 2 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 with proof of assignment):

  • 3D Printing: 5 cents per gram
  • 2.25" Buttons or Magnets: 25 cents each
  • 1.25" Button: 10 cents each
  • Stickers: $1 per foot
  • Vinyl: $1 per foot
  • Heat Transfer Vinyl: $2 per foot
  • Glitter or cardstock paper: $1 per foot
  • 1/8" birch plywood: $3 for 1' square sheet
  • 1/8" acrylic: $10 for 1' square sheet

What is a Makerspace?

Meet the Digital Initiatives Librarian

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Leslie Whitford

Makerspace Summer 2022

The Makerspace is open by appointment only May 2-August 19, 2022. Please schedule an appointment with Leslie Whitford to use/reserve the space. At least 24 hour notice is highly appreciated.

The following workstations are available:

  • 3D Printer
  • Laser Cutter
  • Cricut Maker
  • Virtual Reality/High End PC
  • Button/Sticker Maker
  • Sewing and Embroidery Machines
  • 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 or Digital Initiatives Librarian, Leslie Whitford, to make arrangements today!

Events @ the Makerspace

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