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Welcome to MakeIT, NDL's New Makerspace! MakeIT is located near the Library’s main entrance on the upper level, off the hallway to the public restrooms. Stop in to see what we’re up to!

Hours of Operation:

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 1-7 PM
Wednesday: 1-5 PM
Thursday: 1-5 PM
Friday: 10 AM-5 PM (closed Noon-1 PM for lunch)
2nd Saturday of the month: 10 AM-5 PM (closed Noon-1 PM for lunch)
When MakeIT is open on Saturday it will be closed the preceding Friday.

 Phone: 248-349-3020 ext 236


3D Printing

3D printer

Available now!

To submit 3D print jobs please click here. Only STL files should be submitted, and you must have a Google login to submit files with your form.

If you are unable to submit your 3D print request using this form, please contact Tyler Vitale, IT Associate or call the MakeIT Office at 248-349-3020 ext 236

3D prints cost $0.05 per gram. All print jobs which cost less than $5 must be paid for in cash. Prints of $5 or more may be paid for with cash or credit card.

Completed 3D prints may be picked up and paid for at the Library’s Circulation Desk during the Library’s open hours.

Laser Engraving

BOSS laser cutter and engraver

Note (May 2, 2024)
The Laser Engraver/Cutter is currently unavailable as we wait for delivery of parts. We apologize for the inconvenience and will advise when service is restored as soon as possible.

Available Now!

Click this link to reserve time using the laser engraver:

We can cut and engrave materials up to 13” x 19”. You must provide the material to be laser cut or engraved. Examples of materials which work well are basswood, EVA foam, acrylic sheets, and Rowmark.

Other materials than those listed may also be used but are subject to approval by the laser operator. For questions, contact Tyler Vitale IT Associate, or call the MakeIT Office at 248-349-3020 ext 236.

Sublimation Printing

sublimation printer

Available now!

Click this link to reserve time using the sublimation printer:

$0.50 per page of sublimation paper printed.

You need to provide an image (JPG, GIF, Vector, etc) to be printed. USB Flash drive or other media is acceptable.

You may bring your own sublimation blanks for application. If you want to make a mug, you may bring your own or purchase a blank white mug for $3.00.

Vinyl Cutting

vinyl cutter

Coming Soon!

Events & Programs

March 2024


Tuesday, March 19 at 5:45 PM
In the MakeIT Makerspace

Ages 12+. Learn about the fundamentals of laser cutting and engraving. Create your own stamp with your initials on it and explore how a laser CNC machine operates.

April 2024


Tuesday, April 16 at 5:45 PM
Tuesday, April 23 at 5:45 PM
In the MakeIT Makerspace

Ages 10+. Learn about sublimation printing while transferring an image to a mug. You may bring in your own digital pictures for sublimation, or use a set of stock images we provide.

May 2024


Tuesday, May 14 at 5:45 PM
Tuesday, May 21 at 5:45 PM
In the MakeIT Makerspace

Ages 12+. Laser cut your own pencil holder. Learn about how wood materials behave in our laser CNC machine.

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