Makerspace

Makerspace

Libraries are centers of learning, creativity, community building and innovation for the digital age. Loudoun libraries are expanding opportunities for making, creating and learning with Makerspaces in four locations.

Makerspaces are open during regular library hours and can be used for free. Some small fees for supplies or printing may apply.

Customers of all ages may use Makerspaces. Children ages 10 and younger must be directly supervised by a parent or guardian at all times. 

EXPECTATIONS

By using a Makerspace, you agree to the following rules. Failure to adhere to these guidelines will result in the revocation of access to Loudoun County Public Library’s Makerspaces.

  • Children age 10 and younger must be directly supervised by a parent or guardian at all times.
  • Equipment must be used in a safe and proper manner. You assume responsibility for the cost of repairing or replacing equipment damaged by improper use.
  • Ask library staff if you need assistance.
  • You must maintain a safe workspace by keeping it free of debris and clutter.
  • You must immediately alert staff to accidents, injuries and/or damaged or unsafe equipment.
  • Loudoun County Public Library reserves the right to refuse or halt production or scanning of content at its discretion. Content that may not be produced or scanned includes, but is not limited to, content that is:
    – Prohibited by local, state or federal law;
    – Unsafe, harmful, dangerous or poses an immediate threat to the well-being of others;
    – Obscene or otherwise deemed inappropriate by library staff; or
    – In violation of another’s intellectual property rights.
  • You agree to pay any applicable fees for materials. Loudoun County Public Library is not responsible for any defects regardless of their cause. This includes, but is not limited to, defects caused by user error or improper use of materials and equipment.

Brambleton Library

22850 Brambleton Plaza
Brambleton, VA 20148
571-258-3998

  • 3D Printers
  • Sewing machines, serger, embroidery machine
  • Professional-grade music recording and editing
  • Arduino
  • Cameo Cutter
  • Raspberry Pi
  • Makey Makey
  • Little Bits
  • Finch Robots

Gum Spring Library

24600 Millstream Drive
Aldie, VA 20105
571-258-3838

  • 3D printers
  • Sewing machines, serger, embroidery machines
  • Cameo Cutter
  • Ellison die cutter
  • Heat press
  • Arduino
  • Laminator
  • Raspberry Pi
  • Coding and robotics for kids: Makey Makey, Little Bits, Spheros, Ozobots, Bloxels, Dash robots
  • Digitization equipment: VHS-to-DVD, 8mm and Super 8mm to digital video

Rust Library

380 Old Waterford Rd. NW
Leesburg, VA 20176
703-777-0323

  • 3D Printers
  • 3D carving machine
  • Sewing machines, serger, embroidery machine
  • Heat press
  • Silhouette Cameo and Curio electronic cutting machines for fabric, vinyl and paper
  • Microscopes
  • Coding equipment: Mindstorm, Sphero, Arduino and Raspberry Pi
  • Digitization equipment: VHS-to-DVD capabilities, as well as devices to convert most popular formats

Sterling Library

22330 S. Sterling Blvd, Suite A117
Sterling, VA 20164
571-258-3309

  • 3D Printers
  • Sewing machines, serger, embroidery machine
  • Professional-grade music recording and editing
  • Heat press
  • Laminator machine
  • Ellison die cutter
  • Digitization equipment: VHS-to-DVD capabilities, as well as devices to convert most popular formats
  • Little Bits and Makey Makey
  • Coding for all ages with Ozobots, Spheros and Bloxels
  • 3D carving machine