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 610-344-4395.
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:
Digital SLR camera with microphone and photo video studio light kit – Reservation Required
|3D Scanner - Reservation Required||Podcasting equipment – Reservation Required|
|Large format flatbed scanner||Adobe Creative suite|
|Thermal laminator*||CyberDirector video editing software|
|ScanNCut machine||Dreamweaver CC|
|Button makers*||Corel Photo Paintshop Pro x9|
|Apple computers||Microsoft Office 365 for Apple computers|
|High end PCs||Arduino starter kits|
|Surface Pros||Circuit Scribe Maker kit|
|Professional inkjet photo printer*||Makey Makey Invention kit|
|Digital video converters which you can use to convert your VHS to DVDs|
Digital Media Lab & Makerspace Fees
Epson Inkjet Printer Per Page
4x6 & 5x7 - $1.00
8x10 & 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.
All sizes - $.15 per thermal pouch
2 1/4" - $.25 per button
Calling all inventors, builders, creators, makers and tinkerers. This meeting is an excellent opportunity for you to collaborate with others and build something new and exciting. Follow along with the guided project or work on your own! Our innovative platforms, including Makey Makey, Circuit Scribe, Ozobots, Little Bits, Arduino, Scratch and more, will be available for you to learn, create, and share. We are excited to offer a NEW Tinkering Kit including Brackitz, Buddha Board, 3Dux LED Kit, Turing Tumble, Paper Circuits, Chromebooks, iPads, and Silhouette Cameo. Many thanks to the Bureau of Library Development, Office of Commonwealth Libraries, and the PA Department of Education for the new kit.
Each meeting is designed for different age groups. No registrations needed.
Grades ≥ 9: Sunday, February 23, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. - Struble Room, Chester County Library
Grades ≤ 8: Sunday, March 22, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. - Struble Room, Chester County Library
Grades ≥ 9: Sunday, April 26, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. - Struble Room, Chester County Library
Grades ≤ 8: Sunday, May 31, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. - Struble Room, Chester County Library
Grades ≥ 9: Sunday, June 28, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. - Struble Room, Chester County Library
Easter ScanNCut Workshop
Wednesday, March 25, 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. - Struble Room, Chester County Library
Join us to create a cute Easter card and learn how to use the ScanNCut die cut machine. There will be time for hands-on demonstration to become familiar with the basics of the ScanNCut machine. After the class you can bring your own materials to the library where you can turn your own creative ideas into custom greeting cards and DIY home decor and gifts. The ScanNCut machine is available in the Digital Media Lab and Makerspace area. Attendees must be 18 years or older.
We are excited to announce that Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) have arrived at the library. Join us to experience these VR and AR events! No registration needed. First come, first serve. VR/AR Open House are held weekly. You can find all of VR/AR Open House hours on our Computer Workshops calendar.
The VR experience is made possible by the support and sponsorship of the Chester County Library Trust. The AR experience is made possible by the support and sponsorship of the Friends of Chester County Library.