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6.2 Maker Services and Equipment

Creative Studio

The Creative Studio is available for all patrons working on makerspace and crafting projects. General computing activities such as word processing, web browsing, email, social networking, or gaming are discouraged in the Creative Studio. Children younger than 6th grade must be accompanied by an adult or caregiver who can assist the child with use of any equipment. 

Most Creative Studio equipment requires training or supervision by staff. The vinyl cutters and sewing machines can be used unsupervised and are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. The Library may reserve the room or equipment for programs and one-on-one appointments.

Due to the creative nature of the Creative Studio, there is no guarantee of a quiet environment. 

The Creative Studio closes 15 minutes before the Library closes each day. 

Sound Studio

The Sound Studio may be reserved up to one week in advance for a two-hour reservation. This reservation may be extended by Library staff if no one is waiting. Reservations will be held 10 minutes after the designated time. No one may make more than two reservations per week. Only Addison Public Library cardholders can reserve the Sound Studio. Non-APL-cardholders can make a walk-in reservation if the room is available. 

The patron with the reservation is responsible for any guests who accompany them into the Sound Studio. Misuse of the Sound Studio may result in the denial of future requests to use the Sound Studio. 

Parent/Teacher Resource Room

The Parent/Teacher Resource Room has equipment for parents and teachers to prepare craft and lesson materials for children. This equipment includes a die cutter, a variety of dies, a paper trimmer, and a laminator. 

  • Patrons must be in 6th grade or older to use the room. 
  • Children younger than 6th grade must be accompanied by an adult or caregiver who can assist the child with the equipment. 
  • There is no fee to use the Parent/Teacher Resource room, but patrons must provide supplies.
    • Laminate may be purchased for a small fee at the Guest Services Desk. 
  • Patrons must read instructions for using the equipment and ask staff for help if needed. 

Use of Equipment 

Users are responsible for any damage resulting from misuse of the equipment or rooms. The Library reserves the right to deny the use of materials that could damage the equipment. 

Equipment may not be used to create materials that are prohibited by local, state, or federal law or violate the library’s behavior policies. Equipment may not be used to create weapons or weapon parts. 

The Library is not responsible for failed projects. The Library reserves the right to stop, delete, or disallow the creation of items that violate Addison Public Library policies.