Design Maker Space @ Ivanhoe Library

The Design Maker Space aims to encourage the creative passions of the community and features equipment and software to cultivate interest and skills in creative disciplines such as graphic design, craft, jewellery, industrial design, papercraft, photography, virtual reality and web design.


  • Emblaser2 Laser Cutter – precision cutting and engraving of cloth, cardboard, paper, leather and wood. You can create 3D models, jewellery, decorative objects etc.
  • UpMini2 3D printer – for precision printing with layers of plastic filament.
  • Vuze 3D 360˚ Camera – a virtual reality headset and automated VR editing and production software.
  • Adobe Creative Cloud – programs to unleash creativity, including Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator

How can you access this Maker Space?

Small in size but full of big ideas! The Maker Space room on the Mezzanine level contains all the Design equipment and craft materials, while the Training Room on the Top floor will be where the design work takes place on PCs. There will also be evolving displays that showcase the work produced through the Design Maker Space by the community and local artists.

Look out for sessions, workshops and events run by the Maker Space team in the What’s On @YPRL events brochure, in the events listings on the website or on display at Ivanhoe Library. Some require bookings.


Workshop Wednesdays: Look out for specific projects and training sessions on Wednesday afternoons and evenings. These workshops will focus on learning a specific software or project to create a design object e.g. Retouching with Photoshop, Laser Cut Jewellery, 3D printed Objects.

DIY Maker Space: Contact the library to request a staff member to assist with your own design project using our software and equipment – some materials provided.

Adobe Anytime: Contact the library to book a time to use the Adobe Creative Cloud programs in the Training room.


**  If you'd like to submit a file for laser cutting or 3D printing you can do so by filling out a form and submitting a file in branch on a USB or fill out an online form here (please fill out in Adobe Reader or the form will not save) and email it along with your file attached to