Make-It Lab

The Make-It Lab will provide a variety of STEAM-based tools and programs for all ages, the Library will provide opportunities for: hands-on experimental learning, critical thinking, creativity and problem solving within a collaborative learning environment.

Due to unprecedented staffing shortages, unexpected program cancellations may occur. In the event of a cancellation, we will make every effort to contact registrants by phone or email as soon as possible.

The King City Make-It Lab can be accessed in one of two ways:

  1. Visit during drop-in times to Explore and try the equipment with Maker staff.
  2. Book a one-on-one appoint with our Maker Specialist by emailing makeitlab@kinglibrary.ca

Lab Drop-in Hours: Know Before You Go

All are welcome to come to the Make-It Lab during our Drop-In Hours to explore the many different resources that we have to offer.  The Make-it Lab equipment that is out for use can vary from visit to visit. The popularity of the Lab’s Saturday Drop-in hours has prompted the need to make a few changes to the services available. This will allow us to ensure that all participants have a great experience.   

For Saturday Drop-in Lab hours:

  • 3D Printing - slicing and learning how to slice files for the 3D printer will not be available.  If you would like to have your design printed, please email makeitlab@kinglibrary.ca 
  • Cricut - ironing of heat transfer vinyl will not be available. Vinyl and other associated Cricut materials will not be available for purchase.
     

Explore

DayTimeService Type
Wednesdays3:30 pm to 7:30 pmDrop-In
Thursdays10:30 am to 1:30 pmDrop-In
Saturdays

1:30 to 4:30 pm

Drop-In

Guidelines

The Library's Make-It Lab is an evolving resource. Please note our current practices:

  • Children 12 years and younger should be accompanied by an adult
  • Parents or guardians are responsible for their children's use of the Make-It Lab equipment
  • Participants are required to remain with the equipment while it is in use. The 3D printer is an exception to this rule due to the time required to complete prints
  • When using 3D printers, please note:
    • The library reserves the right to refuse any 3D print request, subject to Library policy
    • The Library is not responsible for the functionality or quality of content produced on the 3D printer
    • 3D printed items that are not picked up within the designated timeframe may become the property of the Library
  • Occupancy levels are in place and are subject to change
  • Participants can bring in their own supplies to use with specific Make-It Lab equipment, please discuss with Maker staff in advance
  • A limited supply of materials for use with Make-It Lab equipment is available for purchase. If you wish to use large quantities of materials purchased by the Library for your project, please discuss with Maker staff in advance
  • Files saved on the Make-It Lab computers will be deleted after each use. Patrons must save their work on their own external memory source to ensure the work is not lost. The library will have USB drives for sale for patrons to use
  • No food or open beverages of any kind are permitted within the Make-It Lab
  • Participants are required to use the Make-It Lab in a safe, responsible and ethical manner
  • All participants must adhere to all Library policies and current, applicable laws, including but not limited to health and safety policies, equipment operating procedures, copyright laws and licensing agreements

Note: There may be times throughout the year when the Make-It Lab is closed due to maintenance or unexpected staff shortages. We advise contacting us before visiting to determine if the Make-It Lab is open.

Have a Suggestion

Any equipment or programs that you'd like to see in our Make-It Lab? Let us know! Email makeitlab@kinglibrary.ca

One-on-One Appointments

We offer one-on-one appointments at all three of our branch locations. If you are looking to access this equipment please contact our Maker Specialist makeitlab@kinglibrary.ca. We will make every attempt to get back to you within 48 hours of your request.