• Photography and Filming
    Taking an image, freezing a moment, reveals how rich reality truly is. — Anonymous

    Photography and Filming

    Take photos and videos in high quality with the Canon EOS Rebel T5i DSLR Camera. The Creative Lab also has a green screen and photography lighting equipment.

  • Soundbooth
    Make Music in the Creative Lab's Soundbooth


    Access our WhisperRoom Sound Booth and make a recording. It is 5' x 5' and you will be able to use our Rode NT1-A Microphone, Shure SM57 Microphone, and the AudioTechnica AT2020.

  • 3d printers
    Turn your Digital Designs into Physical Objects with our 3d printers

    3d printers

    The Creative Lab has three different 3D printers: 2 Lulzbot Minis for small prints up to 6 cu in (250 cu mm), 2 Lulzbot Taz 5s for larger prints, and an experimental printer converted from an older Taz. These printers can use a wide range of thermoplastics and can turn your digital 3D design into a physical object.

  • Sewing Machines
    Create Something New in the Creative Lab

    Sewing Machines

    The Creative Lab is home to the Baby Lock Presto II which features 100 built-in stitches, a touchpad that allows you to select and adjust stitches, and is able to complete 850 stitches per minute. The Creative Lab also has the Baby Lock Imagine Serger which is easy to thread, and has a larger cutting bite for thicker fabrics.

Creative Lab


The City Library's Creative Lab provides a space with dedicated equipment and software to create, edit, and convert digital media projects including, but not limited to, video, audio, photography, and 3D modeling. The Creative Lab is intended for individuals or small groups and provides the community with access to technology resources that they may not otherwise have. The Creative Lab requires users to have a current Basic or Expanded Salt Lake City Public Library card in good standing; however, a library card is not required in order to attend Creative Lab classes. All equipment is for use solely within The Creative Lab.


Patrons can request to reserve the Creative Lab in blocks of up to two hours at a time. Reservation requests should fall within normal lab hours; please review the lab calendar above to check availability prior to submitting your request. Reservations may be made by submitting the Creative Lab Reservation Form below:

Reservations may also be made by calling the Main Library Technology Center at 801-524-8288, or in-person at the Technology Center Reference Desk. Reservations will be held until 10 minutes after they are scheduled to begin.


Users are expected to have a working knowledge of the equipment and software in the Creative Lab prior to reserving it. If you need an introduction to the creation tools available in the Creative Lab, we offer training for individuals or small groups. To schedule an appointment, submit the following form and we will contact you within three business days, or call the Technology Center directly at 801-524-8288.


The Creative Labs at the Marmalade and Glendale branches are available by request or during Open Creative Lab hours (Glendale only). Please call or visit the respective branch to schedule time in the lab.

Users can submit 3D print requests to be printed on one of the Library's several 3D printers, including the Lulzbot Taz 5 with E3D Titan Extruder, the Lulzbot Mini, or the Prusa i3 Mk3. The 3D printers take 3D designs that you create or download from the Internet and print a three-dimensional object in plastic.

1. Review the Policies and Procedures for Use of the 3D Printers.

2. Submit the 3D Printing Request Form using the link below, then email your STL file separately to techaccess@slcpl.org.

3. 3D print jobs will be set up and sent to the printer by Library staff and will be finished within two weeks unless otherwise specified. You will be notified via email when it is ready for pickup. Completed prints will be held for two weeks, at which point they will be recycled. You will be required to pay for the weight of filament used and the time spent printing your object at the time of pickup, as shown below:

Material cost per gram + $0.50/hour (excluding the first hour) = Final price.

(Note: There is no charge for items created as part of a Library class.)

Thank you to the Friends of The City Library for generously donating the 3D printers and associated equipment.


3D Printing

NOTE: There is a 2-hour time limit on print jobs. Users are required to attend an initial training.
Trainings are offered on the first Wednesday of each month from 3–4pm.

Lulzbot Mini


Instructional Materials:    
3D Printing: The Definitive Guide
Print Placement


Audio Production

5' x 5' Soundbooth Korg MS-20 Mini
Akai APC-40 for Ableton Live iConnect MIDI 2
Akai MPD-218 Controller Rode NT1-A Microphone
Alesis V49 - 49-Key Keyboard Shure SM57 Microphone
Behringer HA400 4-Ch Headphone Amp Sony MDR-7506 Headphones
Behringer Xenyx - X1204 USB Yamaha FC4 Sustain Pedal

Adobe Creative Cloud GarageBand Izotope Ozone
Ableton Live Guitar Rig Player Logic Pro X
Audacity KORG Legacy Collection Reaper


Video Production

10' backdrop support with four backdrop colors Canon EOS Rebel T5i DSLR Camera, 2 lenses, tripod
Aputure LS-Mini 20D Stage Light Softbox Lighting Kit

Adobe Creative Cloud
Final Cut Pro X


Digital Conversion

AGPTEK Cassette Capture (Tape to MP3 converter) CD/DVD/floppy drive
Blu-Ray/DVD Disc Writer DVD Recorder/VCR Combo
CanoScan 9000F MKII (35mm and 120mm negatives) ELM ECOPro2 Disc Repair Machine
Wolverine Movie Maker Pro (8mm / Super 8 film converter). NOTE: 32GB SDHC card required Elgato Video Captue

Adobe Creative Cloud Final Cut Pro X  
Elgato Video Capture Roxio Creator Business v10  


Electronics / Computer Programming

Arduino Starter Kit Heat Shrink Tubing
Soldering Station / Wire Wire Strippers
Flush Cutters Wire Clippers

Arduino IDE


Poster Printing

Epson SureColor P9000 Professional 44" Large-Format 10-Color Inkjet Printer [Specs]

Adobe Creative Cloud
Blender 2.8


General Printing Costs  
Regular Paper $3.00 per square foot  
Specialty Papers $5.05 per square foot  
NOTE: 2 square foot minimum    

Pre-Cut Sizes Costs  
8.5" x 11" photo paper $2.50  
11" x 17" photo paper $4.00  
17" x 22" photo paper $7.00  
24" x 36" poster paper $18.00  

Posters by the Foot Costs  
24" wide $6.00 per foot  
36" wide $9.00 per foot  
44" wide $11.00 per foot  

24", 36", and 44" wide poster paper
8.5" x 11" Ultra Premium Photo Paper Luster
17" x 22" Ultra Premium Photo Paper Luster
24" wide Hot Press Natural, Glossy



NOTE: Patrons will need to provide their own thread and fabric. Bobbins will be available for purchase.

Babylock Presto 2 Sewing Machine
Babylock Imagine Serger
Brother PE500 Embroidery Machine

Embird Studio (for digitizing embroidery designs from vector objects)

Virtual Reality

HTC Vive
Acer Windows Mixed Reality Headsets

Beat Saber Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes Tiltbrush
Blocks VR Makebox VR Universe Sandbox
Google Earth VR Microsoft Maquette  

Graphic Design / Mac mini classroom

Four Mac mini workstations

Adobe Creative Cloud

Equipment Available Upon Request

NOTE: You will need to bring your own materials to cut on the Cricut machine. Purchase supplies from the list of approved materials at your local craft or fabric store or shop online.

Cricut Maker with rotary and knife blade attachments
Geo Knight DK20S Heat Press
Wacom Intuos Pro Pen & Touch Tablet

Cricut Design Space (valid upload file types for user-created images/designs: .svg, .dxf, .bmp, .jpg, .png, .gif)
Cricut Access™ subscription (with unlimited use of over 30,000 images, 1,000 projects, and 370 fonts)

Maker Kits:
DIY kits that provide quick projects to complete in the Creative Lab.
Projects include origami, hacky sacks, paracord bracelets, adult coloring pages, and more!

Button Making Machine:
1.5" button $0.10 each  

Heat Transfer Vinyl:
12" x 12" sheet $5.00 each  
Fabric Transfer Sheet $2.50 each  

Pocket Laminator (for 8.5" x 11" sheets):
3 mil thickness $0.15  
5 mil thickness $0.20