San Mateo County Libraries Makerspaces

MAKERSPACES

Everyone is a Maker

Providing spaces for our communities to learn by making

Please read our Makerspace Master Plan, created with our partner Gyroscope. 

Learning through making in the library embodies our brand tagline Open for Exploration and extends this spirit by transforming our libraries from places that collect innovative materials to places that inspire our communities to create innovative materials.

MAKERSPACE LOCATIONS

Stop by these locations and explore for yourself what each unique Makerspace has to offer. Most equipment requires reserving a time slot for use. Visit our Tools & Equipment page, opens a new window to reserve your time slot and discover what you can create!

Our newest Makerspace opened with our new Atherton Library and includes our first state-of-the-art Digital Lab and Memory Lab!

Brisbane Library

The Makerspace at Brisbane Library opened in October 2021 complete with 3D printers, a Glowforge laser cutter, sewing machines, virtual reality, GoPro kits and more. 

Half Moon Bay Library

The first of our Makerspaces opened with the new Half Moon Bay Library in August 2018 showcasing a collaborative workspace, with cutting-edge technology, sewing machines, and much more.

MAKERSPACES IN THE MAKING

Makerspace Coming Soon to Millbrae Library!

The Millbrae Library Makerspace will undergo construction starting September 5, 2023.

Foster City Library

We are pleased to be working with Brad Cox, Architect, Inc., the City of Foster City, and our Foster City Library staff to renovate the teen room into a Makerspace for the Foster City community that is a dedicated, flexible workspace with the latest technology, equipment, and tools - to ignite their imagination to explore. Check back for updates!
 

MAKERS ON THE MOVE

Rolling Out the New Makermobile!

*Beep beep* Our mobile makerspace is here!

The new Makermobile is a zero-emission vehicle built to deliver maker programs beyond our libraries.

It's designed to “unfold” at each new destination, releasing three movable carts that will roll out and station around the vehicle transforming the surrounding location into a bustling pop-up makerspace. Equipped with built-in display cabinets, a video monitor for maker inspiration and awnings for shade protection, the vehicle invites visitors to stop and explore.

The Makermobile is supported by a generous grant from Gilead Sciences.

The all-electric vehicle itself and all of the equipment on board are powered by the Makermobile's three rechargeable batteries. This means the Makermobile is zero-emission, as it produces no exhaust. It is estimated that the Makermobile will get approximately 110 miles per charge, allowing us to reach our more distant and rural communities.

Makermobile carts are outfitted with tech including a Glowforge Pro laser cutter, an Ultimaker S3 3D printer, laptops, iPads, DSLR cameras, coding robots, music-making elements and more.

The Makermobile allows us to bring a pop-up makerspace to all of our libraries, plus destinations like schools, parks and other public spaces.

MAKERSPACES

Everyone is a Maker

Providing spaces for our communities to learn by making

Please read our Makerspace Master Plan, created with our partner Gyroscope. 

Learning through making in the library embodies our brand tagline Open for Exploration and extends this spirit by transforming our libraries from places that collect innovative materials to places that inspire our communities to create innovative materials.

MAKERSPACE LOCATIONS

Stop by these locations and explore for yourself what each unique Makerspace has to offer. Most equipment requires reserving a time slot for use. Visit our Tools & Equipment page, opens a new window to reserve your time slot and discover what you can create!

Our newest Makerspace opened with our new Atherton Library and includes our first state-of-the-art Digital Lab and Memory Lab!

Brisbane Library

The Makerspace at Brisbane Library opened in October 2020 complete with 3D printers, a Glowforge laser cutter, sewing machines, virtual reality, GoPro kits and more. 

Half Moon Bay Library

The first of our Makerspaces opened with the new Half Moon Bay Library in August 2018 showcasing a collaborative workspace, with cutting-edge technology, sewing machines, and much more.

MAKERSPACES IN THE MAKING

Makerspace Coming Soon to Millbrae Library!

The Millbrae Library Makerspace will undergo construction starting September 5, 2023.

Foster City Library

We are pleased to be working with Brad Cox, Architect, Inc., the City of Foster City, and our Foster City Library staff to renovate the teen room into a Makerspace for the Foster City community that is a dedicated, flexible workspace with the latest technology, equipment, and tools - to ignite their imagination to explore. Check back for updates! 

MAKERS ON THE MOVE

Rolling Out the New Makermobile!

*Beep beep* Our mobile makerspace is here!

The new Makermobile is a zero-emission vehicle built to deliver maker programs beyond our libraries.

It's designed to “unfold” at each new destination, releasing three movable carts that will roll out and station around the vehicle transforming the surrounding location into a bustling pop-up makerspace. Equipped with built-in display cabinets, a video monitor for maker inspiration and awnings for shade protection, the vehicle invites visitors to stop and explore.

The Makermobile is supported by a generous grant from Gilead Sciences.

The all-electric vehicle itself and all of the equipment on board are powered by the Makermobile's three rechargeable batteries. This means the Makermobile is zero-emission, as it produces no exhaust. It is estimated that the Makermobile will get approximately 110 miles per charge, allowing us to reach our more distant and rural communities.

Makermobile carts are outfitted with tech including a Glowforge Pro laser cutter, an Ultimaker S3 3D printer, laptops, iPads, DSLR cameras, coding robots, music-making elements and more.

The Makermobile allows us to bring a pop-up makerspace to all of our libraries, plus destinations like schools, parks and other public spaces.

MAKERSPACES

Everyone is a Maker

Providing spaces for our communities to learn by making

Please read our Makerspace Master Plan, created with our partner Gyroscope. 

Learning through making in the library embodies our brand tagline Open for Exploration and extends this spirit by transforming our libraries from places that collect innovative materials to places that inspire our communities to create innovative materials.

MAKERSPACE LOCATIONS

Stop by these locations and explore for yourself what each unique Makerspace has to offer. Most equipment requires reserving a time slot for use. Visit our Tools & Equipment page, opens a new window to reserve your time slot and discover what you can create!

Our newest Makerspace opened with our new Atherton Library and includes our first state-of-the-art Digital Lab and Memory Lab!

Brisbane Library

The Makerspace at Brisbane Library opened in October 2020 complete with 3D printers, a Glowforge laser cutter, sewing machines, virtual reality, GoPro kits and more. 

Half Moon Bay Library

The first of our Makerspaces opened with the new Half Moon Bay Library in August 2018 showcasing a collaborative workspace, with cutting-edge technology, sewing machines, and much more.

MAKERSPACES IN THE MAKING

Millbrae Library

Makerspace Coming Soon to Millbrae Library!

The Millbrae Library Makerspace will undergo construction starting September 5, 2023.

Foster City Library

We are pleased to be working with Brad Cox, Architect, Inc., the City of Foster City, and our Foster City Library staff to renovate the teen room into a Makerspace for the Foster City community that is a dedicated, flexible workspace with the latest technology, equipment, and tools - to ignite their imagination to explore.  Check back for updates!

MAKERS ON THE MOVE

Rolling Out the New Makermobile!

*Beep beep* Our mobile makerspace is here!

The new Makermobile is a zero-emission vehicle built to deliver maker programs beyond our libraries.

It's designed to “unfold” at each new destination, releasing three movable carts that will roll out and station around the vehicle transforming the surrounding location into a bustling pop-up makerspace. Equipped with built-in display cabinets, a video monitor for maker inspiration and awnings for shade protection, the vehicle invites visitors to stop and explore.

The Makermobile is supported by a generous grant from Gilead Sciences.

The all-electric vehicle itself and all of the equipment on board are powered by the Makermobile's three rechargeable batteries. This means the Makermobile is zero-emission, as it produces no exhaust. It is estimated that the Makermobile will get approximately 110 miles per charge, allowing us to reach our more distant and rural communities.

Makermobile carts are outfitted with tech including a Glowforge Pro laser cutter, an Ultimaker S3 3D printer, laptops, iPads, DSLR cameras, coding robots, music-making elements and more.

The Makermobile allows us to bring a pop-up makerspace to all of our libraries, plus destinations like schools, parks and other public spaces.

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