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The Labs

The Labs

London Public Library

Located in the open space on the second floor, the Labs area is the central hub of our creative spaces. This space features hands-on access to a variety of electronics, textiles, robotics, and more. There are two sewing machines in this space, and our Taz6 3D printer will be on display as it creates all sorts of fascinating objects. This space will be constantly in flux between drop-in activities that will change on a regular basis, programming, training, and events.

The Labs will have a staff member available for help during the following Lab hours:

  • Tuesday-Friday: 3:30-5:30pm;
  • Saturday: 2:30-4:30pm.

You will need to fill out a Labs waiver to use these spaces, which you can access either online at lpl.ca/thelabs or in person during Labs hours. Please note that access to all Labs spaces ends 30 minutes before the library service hours end for the day.

The following services will also be available during Labs hours:

  • Button and Magnet Making: $0.25 each.
  • Cricut paper and vinyl cutter:
    • $2.00 per 12"x12" sheet of vinyl. Includes transfer tape when required.
    • $0.25 per 8.5"x11" sheet of cardstock.
    • Please note that material colours are subject to change and cannot be guaranteed.
  • All fees will be added to the user's library card account and should be paid for at the Lending Services desk on the main floor.
3D Printing Services

3D Printing Services

The library's Taz 6 3D printer is available for print jobs of up to two hours in length by submitting your file to the library. Please refer to the 3D printing procedures at www.lpl.ca/theLabs for more details on submission requirements. The cost for 3D printing is $1.00 base cost plus $0.05 per minute of printing. + HST All fees will be added to the user's library card account. Items can be picked up when paid for at the Lending Services desk on the main floor.

Media Lab

Media Lab

Whether you are an avid photographer or videographer or in search of a green screen, the Media Lab will provide the tools you need. Located on the second floor, this room features a green screen wall, photography backdrops, and access to high quality cameras. The room also contains an iMac loaded with software such as Adobe Creative Cloud for recording and editing purposes. This room can be booked for up to two hours per day.

The Studio

The Studio

Adjacent to the Media Lab, this small-but-mighty room was designed especially for audio recording. It is sound proof, and will allow individuals such as musicians and podcasters to record and edit their media. The room features a high-end keyboard, as well as microphones and cables allowing instruments to be hooked into the recording software. The iMac in this space includes software for every level of experience from GarageBand to Avid Pro Tools and Adobe Creative Cloud. This room can be booked for up to two hours per day.

The Memory Lab

The Memory Lab

Located in the London Room on the third floor, this self-serve work station will enable you to digitize your own personal documents, home videos, slide negatives, and audio cassettes. Please remember to bring your own storage device so you can save your memories! A large capacity USB drive or cloud storage account is strongly recommended. This station is available on a first-come-first-served basis during regular library hours.

The Creativity Lab

The Creativity Lab

Opening in late 2018, the Creativity Lab will provide the space and resources for digital creation of all types. Located on the second floor, this collaborative space will allow you to work on individual or group projects, practice presentations, edit recordings from the Media Lab and Studio, and much, much more using our bookable, high-end iMacs and PCs, or your own laptop. Further details will be found on the library website once available.

Thank you to the Richard & Beryl Ivey Fund, within the London Community Foundation, London Life, BMO Bank of Montreal and Bronnenco Construction Ltd. for their generous major gift support of The Labs at London Public Library.