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Maker Mississauga

3D printing is now available through contactless pick up.

Maker Mississauga gives you the chance to use library equipment such as 3D printers, building kits, robotics, sewing machines, filmmaking tools and computers to help develop your STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, math) skills.

Join Maker Mississauga programs such as STEAM Clubs, coding & robotics, knitting circles and more.

Supported by funds from the Friends of the Library.

3D printing and design

3D print jobs are now available through the library’s contactless pickup service at Erin Meadows Library, Malton Library, Meadowvale Library, Sheridan Library and South Common Library.

To place an order or for more information please email maker@mississauga.ca.

Watch this online tutorial to help you get started. In order to pickup your item, you will have to book a contactless pickup appointment.

In your email please provide:

  • Your name
  • Phone number
  • Library card number
  • Where you would like to pickup your item
  • Your print file (.stl or .obj format)
  • Any relevant specifications (supports needed, PLA vs. PVA; layer height; infill; etc.)

The cost for an Ultimaker print is a $2.00 set-up fee plus $0.08 per gram (PLA) and $0.21 per gram (PVA supports), not including HST. Payment can be made through the library’s eFines system, for more info on online payment check out the video tutorial.

Work on your own in a Makerspace

You can use maker equipment and computer programs and software to work on your own STEAM projects in rooms called Makerspaces. Makerspaces are available at three libraries:

Makerspace use is limited to two hour bookings. Bookings can be extended, based on availability. To book a Makerspace, contact the library location. A library card is required. All ages welcome, participants 14 years of age and younger must have a caregiver with them in the Makerspace at all times.

Handicraft

Our handicraft programs teach you how to sew by hand or with a sewing machine. You can also learn knitting and needlework.

Sewing machines are available at the following locations:

Coding and robotics

Children, teens, and adults can explore fun introductions to coding concepts and collaborate to code robots, games and much more.

Building

Build and create with all types of materials and moving parts like electronics, LEGO™ and Minecraft.

Digital filmmaking

Create your own digital photography and videos using our green screen equipment or learn how to shoot stop motion animated movies.

Maker Clubs

If you want to learn STEAM skills, join our Maker Clubs and try out a different program each week.

Contact us

If you have questions about any Maker Mississauga equipment, services or programs, please email maker@mississauga.ca.