The Creative & Sound Studios are a do-it-yourself creative space for music production, digitization, crafting, digital art, and other maker projects! The Studios feature technology and equipment, such as a 3D printer, electronic cutters, recording space, and more to inspire and educate a community of makers and creators. Addison Public Library cardholders can book the Sound Studio up to 7-days in advance. The Library may reserve the Creative & Sound Studios and equipment for programs, appointments, and staff trainings. When not reserved, most equipment is available to anyone on a first-come, first-serve basis, unless additional training or supervision is required.
If you're ready to start a project, click the button below to schedule time.
Not sure what equipment and supplies you need? Use the button below to request a 1-on-1. Library staff will contact you within five days to discuss your project and schedule an appointment.
For official policy and guides of equipment, read our policies.
Design 3D models or find them online and print them out in the Creative Studio.
Put your old photos, slides, cassettes, records, or vhs tapes onto your computer. The library has easy to use equipment for each of these tasks.
Electronic cutters (also called vinyl cutters) use a computer-controlled knife blade to create designs for vinyl lettering, custom card making, iron-on vinyl decals for custom shirts, window cling decals, and more. There are two different brands of electronic cutters available: the Silhouette Cameo 4 and the Cricut Maker.
Available in the Creative Studio are two different heat presses: the Cricut EasyPress and the Cricut Mug Press. The Cricut EasyPress is a 10"x12" flat iron for heating iron-on vinyl or sublimation prints to shirts, towels, and other flat surfaces. The Cricut Mug Press is for heating Infusible Ink or sublimation prints to sublimation mugs. Learn more about the Cricut EasyPress and Cricut Mug Press.
The Large Format Printer, or Poster Printer, can be used to print posters and images from 24"x24" to 24"x72". We offer Enhanced Matte paper and Semi-Gloss Photo paper. Pricing is dependent on poster size and paper type.
The Creative Studio has Janome Magnolia 7330 and Singer Quantum Stylist 9960 sewing machines for your sewing and textile projects.
We offer a private space for recording and editing audio that also contains advanced video editing software.
Sublimation Printing (coming soon)
The Sawgrass SG1000 creates prints using sublimation ink. When these sublimation prints are heated under a heat press, the ink evaporates and absorbs into polyester fabric or poly-coated surfaces, allowing you to create custom shirts, mugs, photo panels, and more.
Adobe Creative Cloud, Including...
|Photoshop: Edit photos
|Garageband: Edit and Record music
|Illustrator: Design and draw graphics
|iMovie: Edit video
InDesign: Publish print or digital text
And many more
iPhoto: Edit photos
|Word: Create documents
|Manga Studios: Create comics
|Excel: Create spreadsheets
|Final Cut Pro: Advanced video editing
|Powerpoint: Create slideshows
|Toast Titanium 19: Copy/burn disks