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The Westlake Porter Public Library Makerspace is a creative recording, design and fabrication space that allows library patrons the opportunity to access a variety of professional and innovative tools and software.

Makerspace Hours

Sunday: 1 p.m.–4 p.m.
Monday: 1 p.m.–5 p.m.
Tuesday – Wednesday: 1:30 p.m.–8 p.m.
Thursday – Saturday: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

Reservations Required

Recording Sound Booth

Inside the recording booth

Record and produce professional grade audio and music tracks. Select musical instruments will be available including a guitar, bass guitar, synthesizer keyboard, and electronic drum set. Upgrade your recording to include streaming-style video with the available webcam and lighting options.

3D Printing

3D printer on tool caseLearn how to operate a 3D printer to produce your own 3D designs or learn how to locate free-to-print designs from the internet. Maximum print dimensions are 7.87 in3 (200mm3).

Craft and Vinyl Cutting

Vinyl cutter

Use a Cricut Maker to cut or emboss a wide variety of materials.

Have a bigger vinyl project? We have a new large format vinyl cutter—more information coming soon.

Sublimation Printing & Heat Press

Sublimation heat presses

Create and print full-color designs to transfer on to t-shirts, mugs, or other compatible fabric items.

Design Workstations

Desktop computer in the Makerspace

Use industry-standard software packages like Adobe Creative Suite, CorelDraw Graphics Suite, DaVinci Resolve, or Bandlab Cakewalk. Other popular software packages like Audacity, TinkerCad, Inkscape and more will also be available.

Button Making

Makerspace logo

Create custom buttons from graphics, photos, or drawings. Great for displaying your personal style, family get-togethers, fundraisers, and other events.

Sewing and Embroidery

CNC machineSew fabric projects or complete basic mends with our heavy-duty sewing machine. Add decoration, identification and interest to fabric items with our computerized embroidery machine.

CNC Router

CNC router

Use our computer-controlled router to carve and engrave a variety of materials including wood, plastic, foam, rubber, and more. Maximum material dimensions are 29in x 29in x 2in (750mm x 750mm x 50mm)