The Danbury Library MakerLab is a free experiential learning space for patrons to explore the creation and fabrication process. Tools, technology, and equipment are made accessible through offered programs and self-exploration in an effort to enrich, inform and empower our patrons alongside the library’s other services.

MakerLab Use

All you need…

  • Active Connecticut library card in good standing
  • Ages 13 and up or if younger, accompanied by a parent or guardian
MakerLab Hours
Monday – Wednesday: 10:30am – 6:30pm
Thursday: CLOSED
Friday: 10:30am – 4:30pm

Reserving the MakerLab

An appointment is required to access the MakerLab during open lab hours.

Appointment requests will receive a response within 1-2 business days. Requests are reviewed during MakerLab hours.

Individuals using the equipment available in the lab must know how to use the tools safely and responsibly before arriving at the appointment. MakerLab staff will be available to help with troubleshooting, but cannot provide training to use the equipment in individual sessions. Online tutorials are available here for the sewing machine and Cricut Maker.

Any questions can be directed to Aurelio Muraca.

MakerLab PolicyAppointment Request


two lulzbot 3D printers next to one another

3D Printers

Submit an .stl file to be printed on the library’s LulzBot TAZ Pro or Workhorse desktop 3D printers.

Printer details

3D Printers

  • $2.00 per print job and $.50 per hour
  • Printer handled by MakerLab staff personnel only
  • 4 hour maximum print time
  • Variety of colors available
  • Print picked up within 7 days
  • Files readied in Cura
STEM kit example bag

Cricut Maker

Cut cardstock, vinyl, fabric, and more with speed and accuracy.

Cricut Details

Cricut Maker

  • Materials not provided by the library
  • Includes fine-point blade
  • Includes rotary blade
  • Includes fine-point pens in a variety of colors
  • Includes standard 12×12 mats
  • Design Space software available
  • Does not include Cricut Access
image of sewing machine

Sewing & Embroidery Machine

The Brother SE600 2-in-1 sewing and 4×4 embroidery machine allows you to embroider and sew with ease.

Machine Details

Sewing & Embroidery Machine

  • Materials not provided by the library
  • 4″ x 4″ embroidery field
  • 3.2″ color LCD touch screen display
  • Import your own .pes embroidery design files by USB
  • 103 built-in sewing stitches
  • 6.4″ w x 4.1″ h needle-to-arm workspace

Other Available Equipment

The MakerLab is stocked with a number of useful tools to help you complete your projects. With a “general tool” reservation, you may sign out individual tools for use within the MakerLab during your appointment time.