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Experiment. Learn. Fail. Repeat.

About the Makerspace

The Joplin Public Library (JPL) Makerspace is a place where people may create, explore, tinker, and discover using a variety of tools and materials.  Use of Makerspace equipment is FREE, though makers must bring their own materials and a small cost-recovery fee applies to consumables.

A library card is NOT necessary to access the Makerspace.

Appointments must be made to use the Epilog Zing Laser Cutter/Engraver. Appointments are highly recommended for 3D printing and Digital Media Conversion. Other equipment is available on a first come, first serve basis during open hours or by appointment.

Makerspace Hours
  • Tuesdays & Thursdays: 11am-8pm (staff break from 3-4pm)
  • Wednesdays & Fridays: 9am-5pm (staff break from 1-2pm)
  • First Saturdays: 9am-5pm (staff break from 1-2pm)
  • Second Saturdays: 10am-2pm

Make An Appointment

Other Equipment

  • Upgraded PCS for 2024
    • Whether you are a beginner or an expert, explore an array of software on our upgraded machines.
      Including: the full Adobe Creative Suite, Audacity, Microsoft Office Suite, Cura, and more!
  • Sewing machine
  • Button press
  • Cutting mats
  • 12″x12″ paper cutter
  • Miscellaneous arts & craft tools.

For more information, or to make an appointment, contact our Makerspace team at 417-623-7953 x1056 or email

Makerspace users must be 18 years of age or older, unless accompanied by an adult.