About The Studio
The Studio is a community space that encourages self-guided making and learning. Whether you need room to spread out to complete a project for home or access to equipment, GPL has you covered! The Studio includes 3 large work areas, 4 editing computers, 15 kits that can be checked out for use in the room, and a variety of community equipment available. Not sure where to start? GPL is here to help you get started on your own making journey!
Click here to see a list of common FAQs for The Studio. If you have a question specific to Kits, Community Equipment, or the AV Studio, click on the links below.
Kits are for use in The Studio and may not be taken home. Some of the kits require additional supplies that the maker must provide. You must be 13+ years of age, or accompanied by an adult, to check out a kit. For a complete list of materials in each kit along with helpful resources, select an image below.
The Studio offers a variety of equipment that can be checked out and used in the space. You must be 13+ years of age, or accompanied by an adult, to use our community equipment. For a complete list of equipment and supplies with helpful resources, select an image below.
Our A.V. Studio is equipped with basic audio recording and film equipment to get you started with your next production. For a complete list of equipment with helpful resources, click on an image below. Click here to reserve time in our A.V. Studio.
Do I have to have a library card to use the kits or equipment?
Yes...BUT if you don't have a card, no problem! Library staff at the 2nd floor Help Desk can check out kits and equipment to you using a special Maker Space card. We'll just need to hold onto a picture ID while you're using the resources in the room. If you have a library card, just visit the Help Desk and let us know what you're interesting in checking out. All ages are invited to MAKE in The Studio!
How do I access supplies in The Studio?
The Studio offers some supplies/tools on an ongoing daily basis in our kits and in our supply area including scissors, glue, rulers, and colored pencils. If you have a specific project in mind, we encourage you to bring your own project-specific supplies and work in our space.
Do I need to bring my own supplies to The Studio?
If you're interested in completing a project beyond the scope of our kit offerings, we definitely encourage you to bring your own supplies. For example, a patron could make use of our sewing machine and notions, but they would need to bring their own fabric, patterns, and other notions specific to the project.
Can I check out a kit and take it home?
All kits and equipment in The Studio are for use in the space ONLY. The library does offer a variety of special collections including DIY Kits, Outdoor Kits, Binge Boxes, and Board Games that you can check out and take home with you.
What hours is The Studio open?
The Studio is open the same hours as the library unless the library has planned a program or special event. Check out our programming calendar or Facebook for more details.