Digital Media Lab and Makerspace
In 2016, the Chester County Library received a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services as administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Education through the Office of Commonwealth Libraries, and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Tom Wolf, Governor. With this grant, the Jacobs Technology Center has expanded its services to include a Digital Media Lab and Makerspace (DMLM).
Reservations are recommended to use the DMLM equipment. Fees are required for the use of some equipment. For more details and information, or to make your reservation, please contact the John W. Jacobs Technology Center at 610.280.2666.
Monday – Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Sunday 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Equipment and software applications include the following:
3D Printer* (3D Printing Procedures and Guidelines)
3D Scanner - Reservation Required
Large format flatbed scanner
High end PCs
Professional inkjet photo printer*
Digital video converters which you can convert your VHS to DVDs
Digital SLR camera with microphone and photo video studio light kit – Reservation Required (Studio Equipment Usage Guidelines)
Podcasting equipment – Reservation Required
Adobe Creative suite
CyberDirector video editing software
Corel Photo Paintshop Pro x9
Microsoft Office 365 for Apple computers
Arduino starter kits
Circuit Scribe Maker kit
Makey Makey Invention kit
Digital Media Lab & Makerspace Fees
Epson Inkjet Printer Per Page
4x6 & 5x7 - $1.00
8.5 x 11 - $1.50
11 x 17 - $2.00
13 x 19 - $2.50
*No personal paper please
Printing starts at $3.00 with $.50 for each additional 10 grams, with all
weights rounded up.
0 to 9.99 g - $3.00
10 to 19.99g - $3.50
20 to 29.99g - $4.00
30 to 39.99g - $4.50
40 to 49.99g - $5.00
50 to 59.99g - $5.50
60 to 69.99g - $6.00
70 to 79.99g - $6.50
80 to 89.99g - $7.00
90 to 99.99g - $7.50
100 to 109.99g - $8.00
All sizes - $.15 per thermal pouch
2 1/4" - $.25 per button
Making Handmade Greeting Cards
Saturday, April 28, 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. - Struble Room, Chester County Library
Handmade greeting cards are thoughtful and unique. Join us to learn how to use the ScanNCut machine to create your own exquisite greeting cards. In this class, we will make a greeting card such as a birthday card or a Mother’s day card by using the ScanNCut machine that is available in the Digital Media Lab and Makerspace. After this class, you can use the techniques you learned to bring your own materials and creative ideas to the Digital Media Lab and Makerspace area to create any greeting card or paper crafting ideas on the ScanNCut machine.
All materials for this class are provided without fees.
STEM @ Your Library
Make it with Makey Makey
Wednesday, April 25, 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. - Struble Room, Chester County Library
Tuesday, May 1, 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. - Struble Room, Chester County Library
Friday, May 25, 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Struble Room, Chester County Library
Tuesday, June 12, 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. - Struble Room, Chester County Library
Friday, June 22, 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. - Struble Room, Chester County Library
Join us to explore basic electronics. Create circuits and switches, light up LEDs, and invent something out of the everyday objects around you. Have you ever wanted to make a working game controller out of play doh, or a banana piano? Makey Makey is a small kit that allows anyone to be an inventor!
Attendees must be between the ages of 6 to 12 years old.
Wednesday, May 23, 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. - Struble Room, Chester County Library
Tuesday, June 12, 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. - Struble Room, Chester County Library
Learn to use the Circuit Scribe conductive ink pen to draw your own circuit.
Attendees must be 8 years or older.
Wednesday, May 30, 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. - Struble Room, Chester County Library
Wednesday, June 13, 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. - Struble Room, Chester County Library
Arduino is an open source microcontroller platform designed to make it easy for hobbyists to use electronics in homemade projects. In this workshop, you will learn the overview of Arduino system. Use an Arduino starter kit to create and build a project.
Attendees must be 16 Years or older.