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:

3D Printer*
(3D Printing Procedures and Guidelines)

Digital SLR camera with microphone and photo video studio light kit

3D Scanner - Reservation RequiredPodcasting equipment – Reservation Required
Large format flatbed scannerAdobe Creative suite
Thermal laminator*CyberDirector video editing software
ScanNCut machineDreamweaver CC
Button makers*Corel Photo Paintshop Pro x9
Apple computersMicrosoft Office 365 for Apple computers
High end PCsArduino starter kits
Surface ProsCircuit Scribe Maker kit
Professional inkjet photo printer*Makey Makey Invention kit
Digital video converters which you can use to convert your VHS to DVDs

*Fee applied

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

3D Printer
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

Featured Programs

All in-person public programs are suspended until further notice. 
Please visit our Event Calendars for our virtual programs.