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The Makerspace @ the STEM Library

Located on the first floor of the STEM Library, the John and Stella Graves Makerspace is home to a variety of creative technologies and equipment. Patrons—UMD faculty, students, and staff—are welcome to access the Makerspace to explore, create, collaborate and learn new skills.

In addition to our ever-increasing catalog of cutting edge tools and equipment, Makerspace also offers a variety of hands-on instructional services to the patrons. Whether you're looking to explore our space, or want to learn how to use a specific technology to make your creative dreams come true—Our staff will be more than happy to help you!

The Makerspace's Fall Hours


Our Vision

Just like other maker programs around the country, Makerspace aims to inspire and empower patrons to channel their creativity, intellectual curiosity and spirit of innovation. The space facilitates learning, building and gaining hands-on experience to complement multidisciplinary curricular activities, collaborative creation and creative problem-solving.

Simply put, Makerspace is a place where you can learn new skills, experiment, collaborate, create and thrive.

The Makerspace Initiative

The Makerspace Initiative (MSI) is a consortium of 25+ makerspaces from different departments and units across campus, with the common goal of helping each other provide the best experience possible for students, faculty, and staff. The MSI is constantly evolving, and we encourage you to keep an eye on the official MSI website to stay up to date. 

Makerspace Policy

3D printers, laser cutters, and scanners may be used for lawful purposes only. Patrons are not permitted to use the Library’s 3D printers, laser cutter, or scanners to produce materials that:

Violate local, state, or federal laws or regulations; Look like, function as, or appear to function as real weapons or parts thereof; Appear unsafe, harmful, dangerous, or that otherwise pose a threat to the health or safety of others; Contain symbols or words that can be deemed offensive or inappropriate by members of the campus community; or Potentially violate the intellectual property rights of another. The Library reserves the right to refuse any print request at the discretion of library staff.

Meet Our Team

Portrait of Alexander Angulo Valentin

Alexander Angulo Valentin

John and Stella Graves Makerspace Technician
Portrait of Taaja Blackburn

Taaja Blackburn

Graduate Assistant at the STEM Library
Portrait of Maggie Bentley

Maggie Bentley

Access Services and Makerspace Coordinator
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