The BPL MakerSpace is a place for creation, collaboration and innovation. It's a place for people to connect and explore. We'll provide you with the tools, you come up with the ideas.

Here are a list of items you can borrow with your Library card.
 Videos and brief introductions are in brackets beside each item. 

Here are items you can use in our MakerSpace:

Plus, we offer many programs that incorporate Maker technology. See the program listing below for more information.

MakerSpace Activites

Virtual reality certification

Virtual Reality Certification - November 20 (Ages: 16+)

November 20th, 3:20pm - 3:40pm

Main Branch

Get an introduction to virtual reality and learn how to use VR in the library in a session for individuals or small groups up to 6. Participants 16+ will be certified to use the VR independently on future visits. 

Get an introduction to virtual reality and learn how to use VR in the library in a session for individuals or small groups up to 6. Participants 16+ will be certified to use the VR independently on future visits. 

Register for one of the following sessions:

3:20 p.m.  Register Online

3:40 p.m.  Register Online

4:00 p.m.  Register Online

4:20 p.m.  Register Online

3d certification

3D Certification Program - November 26 (Ages: 13+)

November 26th, 6:30 - 7:30 pm

Main Branch

Here's your chance to bring creativity to the next level!

The Library now offers card holders the chance to print 3D designs that last up to eight hours.

This certification program is mandatory for customers that want to print items that take longer than one hour.

The program will provide an introduction to 3D printing and cover resources needed to get you started creating and modifying designs.

The certification program is open to people ages 13+ and no previous experience is required.

The Library has a range of professional 3D printers, including one that prints in multiple colours.

Registration for the certification sessions is required. If you need assistance registering please call us at 519-756-2220.

Note – Customers can still drop in and print projects that last less than one hour without completing the certification program.

 Register Online

3d certification

3D Certification Program - December 4 (Ages: 13+)

December 4th, 2:00 - 3:00 pm

Main Branch

Here's your chance to bring creativity to the next level!

The Library now offers card holders the chance to print 3D designs that last up to eight hours.

This certification program is mandatory for customers that want to print items that take longer than one hour.

The program will provide an introduction to 3D printing and cover resources needed to get you started creating and modifying designs.

The certification program is open to people ages 13+ and no previous experience is required.

The Library has a range of professional 3D printers, including one that prints in multiple colours.

Registration for the certification sessions is required. If you need assistance registering please call us at 519-756-2220.

Note – Customers can still drop in and print projects that last less than one hour without completing the certification program.

 Register Online

Digital Media Lab

You can now book space in our Digital Media Lab where you can create music, video and art using: Adobe Creative Cloud, iMovie, GarageBand and Camtasia.
There is also a greenscreen, electric guitar, keyboard and professional lighting and a tripod.
Staff are available to provide limited assistance.

Want to learn how to use editing and programming software? Use your library card to get free access to LinkedIn Learning

3D Printing

Explore the world of 3D printing at the Main Branch of the Brantford Public Library.

There are three options for 3D printing at the Library

  1. Print a pre-loaded 15-minute design - Great for first-timers and kids!
  2. Print a design that takes up to one-hour to print - Great for people who want to try to print their own small designs
  3. Print a design that takes between one and eight hours to print - Great for people who want to print larger designs.

To print objects that take between one and eight hours, you must:

  • Be 13-years-old +
  • Be a library cardholder in good standing
  • Complete the 3D Printing Certification Program (see a listing of times below) that provides you with the background and resources needed to get started in 3D printing
  • Submit your design through www.wetransfer.com to bplmaker@brantford.library.on.ca. Once received, the Library will print objects on a first-come-first-served basis and you don't have to be present for the printing of the object)

3D designs that take one to eight hours to print will be charged a $1 flat fee, plus an additional .10 cents per gram of filament used. This charge will be applied directly onto the customer's library card. 

Objects will be printed on a first-come-first-served basis and the Library reserves the right to deny print jobs deemed inappropriate.