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Starting Monday, August 17th, the Makerspace will be available
Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. for appointment-only use! 

Click here to reserve a time

Can't make it to the Makerspace?
Check out our Making From Home Guide for activities you can do at home
using common household materials!

About the Makerspace

Welcome to the Makerspace, a hands-on, highly collaborative, and experiential learning space located on the third floor of King Library.  The Makerspace features a variety of maker equipment such as 3D printers, CNC mills, sewing machines, touchscreens, virtual reality headsets, teleprompters, 360 cameras, and more. 

NOTE: Due to safety considerations related to COVID-19, the Makerspace will be available by appointment only for fall 2020. Capacity is limited to one person per machine. Reserve a spot here. 

Why the Library?

The Miami University Libraries vision statement is: “We ignite the spark of learning in every student, creating a lifetime of curiosity and accomplishment.” Maker-centered learning is increasingly being adopted in higher education as an engaging, multidisciplinary, and experiential way of learning. One of the great benefits of makerspaces, especially in the neutral space of the campus library, is the opportunity for transdisciplinary collaboration. Students of all majors and backgrounds can ignite the spark of learning through making and learning activities in ways that they may not get to in their normal courses.

How to use the Makerspace

1. Sign a Makerspace Liability Waiver (available in the Makerspace).

2. If using the Carvey Machine, email to schedule a training session.

3. Make an appointment to use a machine:

Need some guidance?

Schedule a Consultation for a Maker Project


For Faculty:

Want to use maker equipment for existing assignments or incorporate making into your curriculum?

Contact Sarah Nagle, Creation and Innovation Services Librarian, or (513) 529-7205

Location and Contact Information

The Makerspace is located on the third floor of King Library (room 303)

General Questions?


Visit the C+I Staff page for a list of staff and areas of expertise.

Makerspace Events