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Welcome to the Xavier University Library Makerspace!

Hours and Location

Spring Semester 2021 Hours: Monday - Thursday 10:00am - 4:00pm

The Makerspace offers individualized assistance with any of the resources we offer during staffed hours. A reservation is required and must be made in advance. The Makerspace is located on the first floor of McDonald Library.

Electronic, crafting, and office supplies are no longer offered.

Reserve Equipment/Space

Making a reservation to use any equipment or workspace is required. 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 3dprint@xavier.edu.

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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About

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.