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Makerspace: Hardware, Software & Materials Available

Welcome to the Xavier University Library Makerspace!

Hardware, Software & Materials Available

In addition to items that can be checked out, the Makerspace offers the following hardware, software, and materials. Links to how-to pages and more information about what we offer is available for most of our resources!


The Makerspace has the following hardware available. Some items are located in Makerspace B on the basement level of McDonald Library. There are fees for some consumable materials for personal projects.

3D Printing:



GBC DocuBind p300 (instructions; watch a demo)

*NEW* SilverFast Ai IT8 Scanner (manual)

* - on Personal Projects, free if for a class.



  • Bookmaking and binding supplies
  • Papers
  • Crayons
  • Markers, Sharpies, Calligraphy Markers
  • Clay and Clay Shaping tools
  • Paints
  • Crochet hooks/yarn
  • Stamp Making
  • Pipe cleaners and puff balls
  • and more!



Kits to Check Out


*NEW* Cricut Design Space

3D Printing and Design

Graphic Design and Photo Editing

The Mac Lab in McDonald 134 offers the complete Adobe Creative Suite. It is down the hall from the Makerspace and is available during open library hours when classes are not scheduled.

The Digital Media Lab (on the 3rd floor of the CLC) is designed for students, faculty, and staff working on digital media projects. The lab includes Macs & PCs equipped with  Adobe Creative Cloud, a shooting studio, an audio recording room, and equipment for checkout. 

The Connection Center on the 3rd floor of the CLC offers laminating services.

Xavier's Teaching With Technology site offers a wide variety of software tools and resources that can be used inside or outside of the classroom.

Other Useful LibGuides

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

Places to Acquire Supplies Not Provided in the Makerspace

Button Templates

Use these templates for making buttons in the Xavier Makerspace!