Using the Makerspace
If you are a Lawrence faculty member who would like to use the makerspace equipment with your class, or are a student who would like to use the makerspace for coursework or an independent project, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a training session. After a training session has been completed, students will receive card access to the space.
If you've been trained, you can reserve a 3D printer by following the instructions on this page. See our policies list for rules and safety guidelines to follow when using the space.
For more information about what's happening in the space, see the makerspace website.
What's in the Makerspace
Thanks to a generous grant from the Associated Colleges of the Midwest, the library has two Ultimaker 2+ 3D printers, one Ultimaker 3 3D printer, and two 3D scanners. The makerspace also includes a sewing machine, a Silhouette Cameo electronic cutter, painting supplies, and a soldering station. More information about using the equipment and software can be found on the Makerspace and 3D Printing research guide.
A 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.
A set of 12 iPads are available for use by faculty for a classroom assignment or unit. 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.
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.
● Students, faculty, and staff may reserve the media classroom (room 401) for larger group class-related video viewing by reserving it through the Lawrence calendar system.
● One individual DVD viewing station is also available in the listening station area.
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.
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.