Maker Lab

On the left, a black gear with color dots, on the right the words "Troy Miami County Public Library Maker Lab"

All patrons will need a library card, a signed waiver, and a reservation to use the Maker Lab; no exceptions:

  • Library Card (Troy-Miami County Public Library, Bradford Public Library, or Dayton Metro Library) - Get a library card.
  • A signed Maker Lab Waiver
  • Most equipment in the Maker Lab requires a reservation - View the details and schedule your equipment HERE.

Use of equipment is always FREE, view the Consumable Material Prices.

Maker Lab Hours:  

Monday-Thursday: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Friday -Saturday: 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.

Sunday: Closed

The Troy-Miami County Public Library Maker Lab offers the community the opportunity to use equipment they would not normally have access to. The space includes a 5,000-square-foot maker space and classroom as well as multiple public meeting rooms and administrative offices for the library.

Makerspaces are places where people with shared interests, especially in computing and technology, can gather to work on projects while sharing ideas, equipment, and knowledge. It’s a place for hands-on learning and creating with tools that may not otherwise be accessible to the general public.

The Maker Lab currently houses 3D printers and a 3D scanner, a laser cutter, vinyl printer, CNC milling and routing machines, soldering stations, a sublimation print station and press, embroidery and sewing machines, an electronic cutter, an engraver, a UV printer, an audio recording studio, hand tools, safety gear, and more. Additional equipment will be added as there is demand and if the budget allows.

Project ideas include event banners, photo/logo mugs, cutting boards and wood signs, wall decorations, etched glass projects, 3D models, stickers, and more.

The classroom offers a computer lab with Mac and Windows laptops offering specialized software and printers (including a large format printer). In addition to Microsoft Office, there will be Autodesk Fusion 360 (CAD) and Tinkercad, Canva, Adobe Creative Cloud, iMovie, Blender, Garage Band, and resume software.

For group tours, please contact Elijah Stephens at 937-703-4275 ext. 130 or at

Meeting Rooms: a classroom as well as multiple small public meeting rooms and collaborative spaces are available in the Maker Lab. Make a Reservation

Audio Room: an audio room space will be available soon in the Maker Lab. Stay tuned for more information. Make a Reservation



3D Printers

3D Printer 1 Reservation

3D Printer 2 Reservation

Model i3 MK3S+

Software: Prusa Slicer - Self-Guided Training

Compatible Software Types: .stl files, .g-code files


3D Scanner

Make a Reservation



CNC Router

Make a Reservation

ShopBot Desktop - CNC Router

Software: Vectric VCarve Pro - Self-Guided Training



Make a Reservation

Brother PE800

Software: DRAWings PRO XI

Compatible Software Types: .PES files


Large Format Paper Printer

Make a Reservation

Epson SureColor T5475

Compatible Software Types: .JPEG, .TIFF files


Large Format Vinyl Printer

Make a Reservation

Roland TrueVIS SG3-540

Compatible Software Types: PDF (preferred format), PNG, JPEG, TIFF files

Media types:
54" - banner, clear sticker, white sticker, clear dotted sticker, wall cling, one-way, poster
36" - banner


Laser Cutter/Engraver

COMING SOON - Make a Reservation

Epilog Fusion Pro 36

Compatible Software Types: PDF (preferred format), PNG, JPEG, TIFF files


Nomad 3 CNC

Make a Reservation

Carbide 3D Nomad 3

Software: Carbide Motion, Carbide Create - Self-Guided Training

Compatible Software Types: .SVG files



Make a Reservation


Sewing Machine

Make a Reservation

Singer - Heavy Duty



Make a Reservation

Silhouette Cameo 4

Software: Silhouette Studio

Compatible Software Types: .DXF (unzipped), PNG, SVG(for pro version) files


Small Laser engraver 2

COMING SOON - Make a Reservation

LaserPecker 2

Software: LaserPecker App

Compatible Software Types: .JPG, .SVG, .PNG, .BMP, .g-code, and more

Small Laser Engraver 3

COMING SOON - Make a Reservation

LaserPecker 3

Software: LaserPecker App

Compatible Software Types: .JPG, .SVG, .PNG, .BMP, .g-code, and more


Soldering Station

Soldering Station 1 Reservation

Soldering Station 2 Reservation


Sublimation Station

Clamshell Heat Press

Make a Reservation

DK K20 Auto

Mug Press



UV Printer

COMING SOON - Make a Reservation

Roland VersaUV LEF2-300 - UV Printer

Software: Versaworks 6 - Self-Guided Training

Compatible Software Types: PDF (works best) PNG, JPEG, TIFF


Available Software

Adobe Creative Cloud - Self-Guided Training


—After Effects




—Media Encoder


—Premier Pro

Autodesk Fusion 360



Carbide Create** - Self-Guided Training

Prusa Slicer (for 3D Printers)** - Self-Guided Training

Silhouette Studio (Basic version is free; Pro version is paid)**

Tinker CAD** - Self-Guided Training

Vectric VCarve Pro - Self-Guided Training

VersaWorks 6 - Self-Guided Training

WinWay Resume Software


Softwares marked with "**" are free to download and are readily available online.


For group tours, please contact Elijah Stephens at 937-703-4275 ext. 130 or at