Our Makerspaces

The Gloucester County Library System is proud to offer makerspaces to give the public access to technology that is not readily accessible. Our goal is to foster creative-thinking in the young and old alike and encourage community-based innovation and entrepreneurship in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mechanics (STEAM).

Establishing makerspaces support the GCLS mission, which is to provide welcoming community spaces where people gather to learn, create, and have fun.

Want to learn more or get involved? Check out our makerspace locations below:

At The Mullica Hill Branch

The MakerStudio@GCLS and MakerStudio Jr. were the first of their kind makerspaces in South Jersey. With cutting edge technology such as 3D Printers, virtual reality development kits, a digital media lab, vinyl cutting machine, Arduino microcontrollers, and much more. Stop by and dive into these technologies! For more information, visit the MakerStudio@GCLS page.

Want to learn more about maker culture? We have compiled a handy guide for go-to information and relevant weblinks regarding the DIY and Maker culture.

How can I use a GCLS Makerspace?

To use a GCLS Makerspace, all Makers must:

  • complete a Maker Agreement form
  • verify his/her identity with valid library card or photo ID
  • All in-county Makers must have a valid library card from a LOGIN consortium member library. Out of county residents must present proper photo ID. 

Are you interested in using the 3D Printer, laser cutter/engraver, vinyl cutter, or serger machine? To use these, you must:

  • Participate in mandatory safety training
  • Certification must be completed before they can be used
  • Certification training is scheduled by appointment only. Contact us via email at make@gcls.org to schedule an appointment.