ORL Makerspaces

Using our Makerspaces Safely

Read our COVID-19 Makerspace Service and Safety Guidelines 


 

Make a Difference | Make an Impact | Make a Memory

At ORL Makerspaces, you will find equipment and tools for hands-on projects, digital media creation, and exploring and learning new technology. We offer an open workspace and knowledgeable library staff to support your projects.

Makerspaces are open at downtown Kelowna, Golden, Vernon, & Westside Learning Lab branches. Equipment must be booked in advance. Connect with the library branch for their Makerspace open hours. 

Have any questions about our Makerspaces? Email help@orl.bc.ca or call us toll free at 1-844-649-8127.

 

View Certification Courses and Tutorials

View Certification Courses and Tutorials

Only certified patrons are able to book the Cricut Maker and 3D Printer. Want to get certified?  Complete an online certification course!

 

3D Printing 

Available at Westside Learning Lab and Downtown Kelowna Library Branch 

After an orientation with our staff, you can print a three-dimensional objects using our Makerbot 3D Printer.

Explore 3D Printing.

 

Material Cutting and Crafting

Cricut Maker

Available at Westside Learning Lab & Downtown Kelowna, Vernon, and Golden Library Branches

Use our Cricut Maker, a high tech and precise cutting, drawing, and scoring machine. It cuts hundreds of materials quickly and accurately, from the most delicate paper and fabric to matboard and leather — and supports almost any DIY project.

Explore the Cricut Maker

Sewing Machine

Available at the Downtown Kelowna Library Branch

Use our Brother cs6000i Sewing Machine to make repairs, work on a quilting project, embroider your fabrics, and much more!

Explore the Sewing Machine

T-Shirt Press

Available at the Downtown Kelowna Library Branch

The T-Shirt Press can be used to transfer iron-on vinyl designs to your T-Shirt. 

Explore the T-Shirt Press

Vinyl Cutter

Available at the Downtown Kelowna Library Branch

The vinyl cutter can be used to cut out vinyl designs that can be used for wall murals or for iron-on vinyl transfer designs that you have created to for a T-Shirt. 

Explore the Vinyl Cutter

 

Digitization Stations

Available at Westside Learning Lab & Downtown Kelowna, Vernon, and Golden Library Branches

Preserve your memories by digitizing your old photos, slides, video tapes, vinyl record, and audio cassettes.

Explore Digitizing

 

Creation Station

Available at Westside Learning Lab & Downtown Kelowna, Vernon, and Golden Library Branches 

Use our dedicated computer for your digital media creations. Our creation stations offers Adobe Creative Suite software to support your projects from graphic design, photography, audio editing, to animation.

Explore the Creation Station.

 

Video Recording

Available at Downtown Kelowna Library Branch. Temporarily unavailable at Westside Learning Lab & Golden Library Branch.

Use our video recording equipment and software to produce a video whether it’s a vlog or short film.

Explore Video Recording.

 

Audio Recording (Temporarily unavailable at all locations)

Record audio stories, podcasts, and music with our sound-protected recording studios.

Explore Audio Recording.

 

Book a Maker Station!

Image links Spaces, Maker Station booking website

Browse and reserve our maker stations and tools

Go to Spaces, our online booking calendar, to browse and reserve our maker stations and tools. You will be asked to create a Spaces account (and confirm your email address) in order to complete your first booking request. 

Online reservation is available for maker stations at the Westside Learning Lab, the Downtown Kelowna Branch, and Vernon branch. Please contact Golden Branch to book their maker stations in person.

 

Policies & Guidelines

When using an ORL Makerspace, please follow these rules (PDFs):

 

To use an ORL Makerspace independently, all makers must:

You'll need a library card to use our maker tools. Get a card.

 

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