Makerspaces for New England Libraries

Democratizing the design process with public access to digital fabrication tools

From the beginning, libraries have served to be an incubator of creative ideas in their communities and a democratized space for learning. This concept serves as an ideal setting for makerspaces, offering modern neighborhoods resources like 3D printers, software, electronics, craft and hardware supplies and more. 


Ives Squared, a Collaborative Community Innovation space located in the New Haven Free Public Library. This space boasts the inclusion of an Epilog Laser Zing cutting and engraving machine and a Carvey desktop CNC carving machine.