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CSUMB Makerspace

The Library Makerspace is a collaborative work environment on the third floor of the Tanimura & Antle Library, Room 3125.

Tools and Materials List

General Access Supplies:

Materials and tools available free of charge for use inside the Makerspace. These are limited resources - please use a 'reasonable' amount and practice sustainability. *Materials are for personal use only. If you are interested in a project, check out our Maker Library for inspiration ideas. Use what you need for a project, return usable materials and community supplies in good condition, and clean up.

Ask if you have any questions about materials, equipment, set up, or clean up.

  • Beads
  • Buttons
  • Button machines 
  • Color printer 
  • Computers (sign in with your otter id and password)
  • Coloring pens, pencils and other drawing supplies
  • Construction paper
  • Crochet needles and yarn
  • Embroidery hoops (embroidery needles available at check out station)
  • Glitter, googly eyes, and rhinestones (vacuum available for clean up)
  • Glue/glue sticks
  • Knitting needles and yarn
  • LEDs and copper tape (simple circuits)
  • Macrame cord or cotton cord
  • Origami paper
  • Paint and painting supplies (please ask how to set up if needed - cardboard/construction paper available for table protection)
  • Paper 
  • Paracord
  • Quilling paper (tools and supplies)
  • Rotary paper cutter
  • Rulers
  • Scissors
  • Scrapbooking supplies
  • Scrap Paper
  • Stencils
  • Stickers (from binder)
  • Tape
  • Thread 
  • Yarn 

Available for check out:

Check out tools require safety training to prevent injury. 

Please ask about using the following:

  • Awls
  • Hot glue guns
  • Needles (needle felting, embroidery, hand sewing, beading)
  • Precision knives (X-Acto blades)
  • Small hand tools (hammer, drill, screw drivers, wrenches, etc.)
  • Vinyl weeding tools

*If you are injured please notify staff immediately or call 911 - all injuries need to be reported. Bandaids are available. 

Specialty equipment is available by request when trained staff are present or during a workshop. If you are interested in this equipment please ask how to prepare files. 

Check with staff to use the following equipment:

  • 3D printers (Check out Tinkercad or another CAD based software program that can export STL files)
  • 3D scanner
  • Cricut Maker, Silhouette or other vinyl cutters (Download Cricut Design Space to design projects)
  • Heat presses
  • Laser cutters (Files need to be created using Adobe Illustrator - students have access to free software here)
  • Sewing machines 
  • Soldering irons 
  • Virtual reality room 

Please email requests for accessing this equipment by emailing with at least 3 weeks notice. 

Rules and Expectations

Safety first.

Only use tools you have been trained on. Closed toed shoes are recommended and required for using some tools. Long hair and loose clothing should be tied back while using tools. If you are injured, notify a Makerspace staff member immediately.

Use tools responsibly.

Checked out tools may ONLY be used by the individuals that checked the tool out. Unauthorized sharing of tools will result in temporary suspension of BOTH PARTIES from the Makerspace.

Respect your fellow otters, the limited resources, and the space.

To the best of your ability, please limit your visits to a maximum of two hours so everyone has the opportunity to use the space. Be mindful of the limited quantities of materials and tools. Sustainable use and little to no waste of materials allows us to continue operating - if waste or overuse occurs - there will be limitations on quantities of materials, time in the space, and training requirements.

No food or drink in the workspaces.

The cubbies across from the sign-in desk are available for storing food and drink during your visit. Don't forget your food or drinks on the way out - anything left will be thrown away.

Clean up after yourself.

Put away materials and tools where they belong, and clean your workstation before leaving. Cleaning supplies are available for your convenience. Ask for the vacuum or table top cleaners and a towel at the check in station.