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Where is it?

The MakerSpace is located inside the library and is open as long as the library is open. View the library Opening Hours

What is it?

The MakerSpace is a space where students can be creative, collaborate, share, develop ideas, innovate, and generally just ‘make stuff’. The space is available for staff and students to use at any time while the library is open. You can book a PC, Mac, laser cutter, vinyl cutter, or 3D printer in advance or just drop in!

What's Available?

Maker PCs & Mac Minis

Our PCs have a higher specification than those available in most of the PC suites on campus and we have some of the only Mac Minis around.  Check the booking page for the software available on each computer. Adobe CC is installed on Maker Mac 01 and Maker PC 01

3D Printing

3D printing is free for both students and staff of NUI Galway. We print in PLA (and resin by request) and have three 3D printers in use: Ultimaker 2, Ultimaker 2 Extended, and Form2. Learn how to use the free service and submit a design for printing here.

Laser & Vinyl Cutting

The Beambox and Cricut Maker 3 can be reserved through the  booking page. Be sure to bring your own materials and keep an eye out for workshops on getting started.

Borrowing Equipment

We also offer free equipment borrowing including drones, VR headsets, camera equipment, Raspberry Pis, Arduinos and more. Equipment can be collected from and returned to the Library & IT Service Desk. View the equipment page to see items and availability. 

Volunteer with the MakerSpace

We are always looking for volunteers to facilitate workshops and help maintain the equipment and the space. If you're interested in helping us out, please email the MakerSpace or see our volunteer page on


If you think you could help our work or work with us on a partnership, please contact us
The MakerSpace's initial seed funding was generously funded in part by the University of Galway Student Projects' Fund.

TY Placement

If you are interested in applying for a Secondary School Transition Year Student Placement in the MakerSpace you should email a brief CV and cover letter to at least three weeks in advance of your preferred placement commencement date. Your cover letter should include your year level, school name, teacher’s name and contact details, preferred placement dates and the reasons why you want to undertake work experience with us. Please see Work Experience/Employment Opportunities.

Any Questions?

Eileen Kennedy

Eileen Kennedy

Library Digital Experience Developer
MakerSpace, 3D printing, Technology, Web design and UX
Twitter @eileenMaKe
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