Maker Mississauga programs give you the chance to use library equipment such as 3D printers, building kits, robotics, sewing machines, filmmaking tools and computers to help develop your STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, math) skills.
All Maker Mississauga programs are free. There is a minimal fee for 3D printing materials.
Supported by funds from the Friends of the Library.
Work on your own in a Makerspace
Makerspace use is limited to two hour bookings. Bookings can be extended, based on availability. To book a Makerspace, contact the library location. A library card is required. All ages welcome, participants 14 years of age and younger must have a caregiver with them in the Makerspace at all times.
3D printing and design
Learn how to use a 3D printer and create your own designs using TinkerCAD software.
You may use the 3D printers to print your own designs or sample designs from the library once you have completed the 30 minute introduction session.
Makerbot 3D printers are available at the following locations:
The cost for a Makerbot print is a $1.00 set-up fee plus $0.05 per minute, not including HST.
Ultimaker 3 3D printers are available at the following locations:
- Central Library
- Burnhamthorpe Library
- Courtneypark Library
- Erin Meadows Library
- Malton Library
- Meadowvale Library
- Sheridan Library
- South Common Library
The cost for an Ultimaker print is a $2.00 set-up fee plus $0.08 per gram (PLA) and $0.19 per gram (PVA supports), not including HST.
Printing is limited to four hours (Makerbot) or eight hours (Ultimaker) per project and is available on a first-come-first-served basis. The accepted file types are .stl and designs must be approved by library staff.
Our handicraft programs teach you how to sew by hand or with a sewing machine. You can also learn knitting and needlework.
Sewing machines are available at the following locations:
Coding and robotics
Children, teens, and adults can explore fun introductions to coding concepts and collaborate to code robots, games and much more.
Build and create with all types of materials and moving parts like electronics, LEGO™ and Minecraft.
Create your own digital photography and videos using our green screen equipment or learn how to shoot stop motion animated movies.
If you want to learn STEAM skills, join our Maker Clubs and try out a different program each week.