makerspaceUsing the Makerspace

  • All Lawrence students, faculty, and staff are welcome to attend open training sessions on Thursdays at 11 am and Fridays at 1:30 pm during the school year.
  • Alternate training may be arranged by emailing
  • Faculty are welcome to arrange course-specific training during class time.
  • After training has been completed, students will receive card access to the space for the remainder of the school year.
  • Complete the Makerspace Access Reinstatement quiz if you would like your access renewed for a new school year.
  • See the Reserving Makerspace Equipment page for availability calendars and links to makerspace equipment reservation forms.
  • The Makerspace and 3D Printing research guide contains procedures and information about how to use the equipment and software in the makerspace.
  • See our policies list for rules and safety guidelines to follow when using the space.

What's in the Makerspace
Thanks to a generous grant from the Associated Colleges of the Midwest, the makerspace has two Ultimaker 2+ 3D printers, one Ultimaker 3 3D printer, and two 3D scanners. The makerspace also includes a standard sewing machine, a heavy duty sewing machine, a Silhouette Cameo electronic cutter, painting supplies, laminator (up to 8 1/2" X 11" paper), a soldering station, and a Glowforge laser cutter.

To read about what's happening in the space, see the makerspace website

Equipment Loan

equipmentA wide variety of audio and video equipment is available for checkout from the library. It is best to make advanced arrangements, as numbers are limited. To reserve equipment, submit our borrowing equipment reservation form.

For an inventory of equipment that is available for Lawrence University students, faculty and staff, see our guide of equipment to check out.

iPads are available for use by faculty for a classroom assignment or unit, or for students to use with projects or other coursework. Contact Angela Vanden Elzen with any questions related to reserving the iPads or David Berk with questions about apps, class assignments or other ways the iPads could be used in the classroom. To request the iPads, submit the iPad Reservation Request Form.

Media Center

small viewing roomVideo Viewing: Four viewing rooms are available

  • Viewing rooms are equipped with multi-region Blu-Ray/DVD players, VCRs, monitors, and VGA/HDMI wall plates. Room 132 includes a multi-region VCR.
  • Rooms are available for Lawrence University students, faculty, and staff by ID card access.
  • A weekly schedule for room use is posted on each door every Monday. You may sign up for only one two and one-half hour session at a time.
  • Academic viewing and listening take priority.
  • One individual DVD viewing station is also available in the listening station area.
  • The media classroom on the 4th floor (room 401) may be reserved for larger group class-related video viewing through the Lawrence calendar system. This room contains a DVD player, Blu-ray player, and VCR (all multi-region), as well as a camera and microphones for videoconferencing.

Language and Music Listening
Listening Stations are available on a first-come first-served basis. Equipment includes turntables, cassette decks, CD players, headphones, and computers.

Virtual Reality Viewing and Developing
One of the library's listening stations contains a computer for game and virtual reality experience development. To use this space with the HTC Vive VR headset and its components, please submit the Virtual Reality Headset Use form.

Audiovisual Conversion and Duplication
Audiovisual conversion and duplication equipment is available to convert and duplicate analog and digital media as allowed by copyright law, and is available for Lawrence University faculty, staff, and students. To request assistance, contact media services to make arrangements.

The media center is located on the first floor of the library.