A Makerspace is a shared community space where people can come together and collaborate while sharing tools, resources and knowledge. Makerspaces can include a range of equipment and instructions from industrial arts and electronic & robotic technologies to software development and digital arts.

*Note* Several items in the Makerspace require material recovery costs. The associated charges for materials in the Makerspace are at cost and are not for profit.

Our Makerspace is equipped with the full line of Adobe Products. Inside our Makerspace, we have a growing library of introduction to design books to help you learn how to use the adobe line of programs.

Barrhead Public Library has two Cricut Explore® design-and-cut systems! Cricut Explore® blends an electronic cutting machine with Cricut Design Space™, the free online design software, to help you make polished DIY projects. Create by using the hundreds of ready-to-make projects, the 50,000+ images from the Cricut® Image Library, or by uploading your own images. One Cricut Explore® uses Windows 10 and the other iMac.
Learn more about Cricut design software at home by clicking here. In the library enjoy access to Cricut Access, a asset subscription service.

Supplies can be purchased from the library, you may bring your own, or you can utilize scrap paper from previous projects at no cost!
Watch video tutorials for the Cricut Explore by Melody Lane

We are proud to have the LEGO EDUCATION MINDSTORMS EV3 & EXPANSION SETS. Lego Mindstorms EV3 is the third generation robot in LEGO's LEGO Mindstorms robotics line. Enabling users to design, build, program and test complex or simple robotic designs, all out of LEGO!

Installed on three public computers and a Makerspace PC, is the LEGO Education Software for programming your LEGO robot. Don't know how to program? Do not worry as in this education software complex code has been replaced by pictographs allowing anyone to learn and execute programs!

Learn on your own or join the LEGO Robotics Club every 2nd Friday of the month.

This video capture device connects to your PC allowing you to Transfer/Capture Video and Audio from Almost Any Analog Video Source (VHS/VCR/Hi8/DVD/TV BOX) to Your Mac (except for MAC OS 10.14 and above) or PC (XP/Vista/Win7/Win8/Win10 32bit&64bit). Captures Video in the Universal H.264 Digital Format – Ready for Windows Live Movie Maker, and YouTube.World-ready; Handles NTSC, SECAM, PAL and PAL/60 video. Kit includes composite-to-SCART adapter, composite video/RCA stereo cable.

The Wolverine Snap20 Digital Converter can convert 35mm slides, negatives and photos to 20mp digital images. The Wolverine Snap20 Digital Converter scans quickly and efficiently, allowing you to have easy access to all your photos.
It can convert 35mm slides, negatives and photos in 20mp digital images.

High-speed Photo Scanning System Introducing a quick, effortless way for you to scan your photo collection. The Epson FastFoto can scan 2x2-inch photos up to 8.5-120-inch photos. The FastFoto allows you to capture both sides of your photos simultaneously. Organize photos easily with file/folder naming, as well as date and subject tagging.

TELUS Smart Hub is an easy, out-of-the-box home Wi-Fi solution that you can install in mere minutes. It utilizes the TELUS 5G and LTE Network to provide fixed high speed internet to rural households and small businesses! The Smart Hub comes with unlimited data. It uses a Telus cellular signal to provide Internet access. The Smart Hub can be borrowed for 2 days and can be renewed up to two times if there are no holds. If needed longer, patrons may ask and it can be borrowed longer on a need by need basis. You must be in good standing with the Barrhead Public Library to borrow.

Provided by Telus.

The C-Pen ReaderPen2 is a portable, text-to-speech scanning aid that helps readers build fluency, improve literacy, and read independently. The ReaderPen is designed to assist people with a learning disability such as dyslexia, people with low vision, and language learners.