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
Large format flatbed scanner
Thermal laminator*
Scan-N-Cut machine
Button makers*
Apple computers
High end PCs
Surface Pros
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
Dreamweaver CC
Corel Photo Paintshop Pro x9
Microsoft Office 365 for Apple computers
Arduino starter kits
Circuit Scribe Maker kit
Makey Makey Invention kit
*Fee applied

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

3D Printer
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

Featured Programs

Making Handmade Valentine’s Day Card using ScanNCut
Monday, January 22, 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. - Struble Room, Chester County Library
Wednesday, January 31, 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 Valentine's card by using the ScanNCut machine that is available in the Digital Media Lab and Makerspace.
All materials for this class are provided without fees.

Girls Who Code Club
Tuesdays, Febrary 6, 13, 20, 27 and March, 6, 13, 20, 27 - Burke Meeting Room, Chester County Library

This 8-week course provides an excellent opportunity to begin learning the concepts of computer programming. Girls Who Code (, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to close the gender gap in technology, provides the curriculum. Each week’s activities will build on the previous week’s work.  It is important to plan to attend all eight classes to complete your project.
Attendees must be between the ages of 12 to 18 years old. This club welcomes both girls and boys.

The Chester County Library is proud to partner with the 2018 Longwood Gardens Community Read Program, “Women in Science”, developing programs designed to “encourage reading and start a conversation”. A limited number of family passes to Longwood Gardens will be given away during the club.

STEM @ Your Library

Circuit Scribe
Wednesday, January 10, 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 10 years or older

Make it with Makey Makey
Tuesday, January 30, 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 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.

Arduino Overview
Wednesday, January 31, 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.
Attendees must be 16 years or older.