Our Maker_Spaces are home to an extensive range of creative technology and are free to use for community groups, creatives, businesses, and individuals.

All you need to access the technology in one of our Maker_Spaces is a Culture Perth and Kinross library card. Not a library member? It’s easy to become one and you will find all the information you need on the Join the Library page on our website.

After your induction, you can book time in any of the Maker_Spaces online here.

For more information, to use a Maker_Space or to book an induction (recommended for all new users) contact the team at [email protected], drop in and see us at one of our venues or call:

Please see the Your Local Library page on our website for individual library opening times.

Available Equipment

All our Maker_Spaces are equipped with PCs and Macs with the following software:

  • Adobe Creative Cloud (Photoshop, Illustrator, Lightroom, InDesign, PremierePro)
  • Cura (for use with the 3D printers)
  • TinkerCAD
  • Meshmixer
  • Unity
  • Scratch
  • Code Academy

You will also find:

  • An Ultimaker3 3D printer – there is a small charge for print materials; please see below.
  • iPad based 3D scanning equipment.
  • robotics and coding equipment.

We also have an A3 large format scanner that can be made available at any location upon request (one-week advanced notice required).

Additional equipment available at AK Bell Library, Perth Maker_Space

  • HP Sprout – has the ability to scan in high-resolution 2D and 3D objects
  • Wide-format plotter/printer – glossy and plain paper can be provided at cost, or provide your own alternative media. A fee is charged to cover materials, see below
  • Photography and animation studio – including coloured screens, lighting, photography equipment and a Zoob construction kit
  • Podcast studio

Robotics and coding

See the Code Club page for details of available kits and technology.

Maker_Space Charges

3D printing£2.00 per hour print time
Larger printer – excludes paper costs, special paper POA£1.10 – A4 £2.20 – A3 £4.40 – A2 £8.80 – A1 £17.60 – A0
Commercial/Partnership use of Maker_Space£16.50 per hour Half-day (3.5 hours)    £50 Full day (7 hours)        £90