Innovation Center

Due to high demand, use of the Innovation Center will be by appointment only beginning November 21. Book your appointment online here.


The Innovation Center is a makerspace where everyone can learn, explore, and create in a collaborative open-ended environment where the possibilities are limitless, from fun social engagement, craft, and artistry to engineering, science, and entrepreneurship.


Meet Your Expert

Contact Library makerspace expert Deanna Musurlian with questions about the Innovation Center.


Current Hours and Operations

Due to high demand, use of the Innovation Center will be by appointment only beginning November 21. Book your appointment online here.

Sunday: 2-4 PM*
Monday: Noon-8 PM
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: Noon-8 PM
Thursday: Noon-8 PM
Friday: 10 AM-4 PM**
Saturday: 10 AM-4 PM

*Software Sundays are quiet hours for laptop use only. Equipment will not operate to accommodate patrons with auditory sensitivities.

**The Innovation Center will be closed for staff training the second Friday of each month.


Equipment

Learn more about the equipment available in the Innovation Center and the cost of project materials. Use of laser cutter, embroidery machine, sewing machine, and vinyl cutter equipment are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Bringing your own materials is always free, though staff must approve them before usage. Library cards are required to purchase materials, cost of materials purchased from the Innovation Center are added to your library card as a fee. The library card owner must be present to purchase materials.

3D Printing Options

We accept 3D print requests from GPL cardholders. There is a maximum of two prints per household per week and limited to six hours or less. Your file must be sent in via email to innovationdesk@glenviewpl.org. Wait times will vary and we do not print on demand. Once 3D prints are completed, patrons will be contacted, and the item requested will be available for pick-up behind the Circulation Desk.


Guidelines

Patrons using the Innovation Center are required to read the guidelines and sign Usage Agreement/Liability Waiver that can be found here.


Frequently Asked Questions

Have more questions about the Innovation Center? Our FAQs may give you the answers.


Tours & Programming

Check our virtual tours of the new Innovation Center! Then try our programs which combine physical objects created using maker equipment with virtual instruction on how to make them more customized.

Upcoming Programs

Unless noted, programs are for adults and teens. Registration begins 2 weeks before the program date.

Calendar/Register


Contact Us About the Innovation Center via email at innovationdesk@glenviewpl.org or call 847-729-7500 x3020.