Student stands in the Makerspace, adding filament to a 3D printer.

The Wells Library Makerspace is a creative space to share ideas, materials, and tools. Located on the first floor of the West Tower, the Makerspace is home to a variety of equipment, including a desktop vinyl cutter, 3D printer, sewing machine, and more. All are welcome and no previous experience is needed.

Fall 2022 Drop-In Hours

Monday-Thursday 12-5pm | Friday 12-3pm

Closed November 23-25 & December 19-January 2

Know Before You Go

All are welcome at the Wells Library Makerspace! Drop in during our open hours or schedule an appointment with our Digital Engagement Librarian if you’d like to visit us at another time.

Discover a new hobby, learn a new skill, or ace your assignment. We have a variety of equipment items that students can borrow or use in the library. Use our booking system to reserve your equipment in advance.

Our workshops offer a chance to explore tools and technologies, learn new skills, or unwind and destress. Registration is always free and all skill levels are welcome. Past workshop topics include 3D Printed Earrings, Animated GIFs, Visible Mending, Introduction to Soldering, and more. Register for an upcoming workshop.

Interested in bringing your class to the Makerspace? Set up an appointment with our Digital Engagement Librarian to learn more.

Curious about 3D printing? We have two Prusa 3D printers that are available at no cost. Make a reservation or drop by on a first-come, first-served basis.

We do not charge for materials, but if you need to print a large volume or need assistance with 3D modeling, we will direct you to the Luddy Protolabs or the MAD Labs

If you’re interested in creating your own models, we recommend the TinkerCAD program. If you’d like to print an existing model, the Thingiverse is an excellent resource for 3D models.

The Wells Library Makerspace is a great place to start your makerspace journey at IU Bloomington! Our campus is home to a network of makerspaces that provide access to a range of digital fabrication equipment and expertise. Visit IU Makes to learn more.

Where is the Makerspace?

Makerspace with a "you are here" symbol.
Map that shows the location of the Makerspace on the 1st floor of the West Tower of the library.

We are located on the first floor of the West Tower of Wells Library, across from Writing Tutorial Services. If you enter from 10th street, make a right and you'll find us just inside the entrance to the West Tower. 

Our Philosophy

We believe in process over product. The skills you develop, the feelings you experience, and the relationships you build in the Makerspace are all valuable, regardless of the finished product.