Bellevue Library Makerspace

Make, play, and invent at the Bellevue Library.


Attend events at the Makerspace or online.

Equipment and Software

Explore your interests. Access a variety of software and equipment for free. Discover resources to prepare for your visit.

Arts and Crafts

  • Cricut machines and presses
  • Sewing machines (Janome HD 3000)
  • Sergers (Janome AirThread2000D Professional)
  • Sublimation Printer (Sawgrass SG500)
  • Coloring, painting, and paper crafts

Design and Engineering

  • Adobe Creative Cloud
  • 3D printers (Prusa i3 MK3S)
  • Laser cutter (Epilog Mini 40W)
  • 3D Scanner (Matter and Form)

Digitization and Preservation

  • Digital converters for VHS, cassette, vinyl, and 8mm film
  • Flatbed scanner

Electronics and Coding

  • Arduino
  • Raspberry Pi
  • Makey Makey
  • Snap Circuits
  • Micro:bit

Filmmaking and Photography

  • Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Final Cut
  • Photo Booth (25x30x25 in.)
  • Canon EOS M50 Camera
  • Stikbot stop-motion kits


  • Cubelets
  • LEGO Spike Prime
  • Ozobots
  • Wonder Workshop Robots

Sound and Recording

  • Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Ableton Live
  • Logic
  • A sound studio

Make a Reservation

Reservation Policy

  • Accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Limited to two hours each week.
    • Except for Laser Cutter appointments, which are one hour.
  • Must be requested at least 24 hours before the potential reservation time.
  • Can be made 4 weeks into the future.
  • Will be held for 15 minutes after the time of reservation, then will be canceled. If you will be late, please contact the Bellevue Library at (425) 450-1765.
  • If you need to cancel, please do so no later than 2 hours before your reservation.
  • Waivers are required for the use of the laser cutter, soldering station, sewing machines and sergers. Ages 17 and younger must have a waiver signed by a parent or guardian and be accompanied by an adult.

Include enough time in your reservation for setting up and cleaning up at the end of your session.

Questions? Call the Bellevue Library at (425) 450-1765.

Resources to Prepare for Your Visit

Adobe Creative Cloud

We have computers with Adobe Creative Cloud software installed. This includes:

  • Adobe XD
  • Acrobat DC
  • After Effects
  • Audition
  • Dreamweaver
  • Illustrator
  • InDesign
  • Media Encoder
  • Photoshop
  • Premiere Pro

Online courses

Learn more about Adobe Creative Cloud software on LinkedIn Learning.

  • Log in with your library card for free.
  • Search for your topic (e.g., 'Photoshop') to get started.

Learn more about becoming an Adobe Certified Professional.

Cricut and Sublimation Printer

We have these Cricut cutting machines and presses:

  • 3 Makers
  • 2 EasyPresses
  • 1 Mug Press

We have a Sawgrass SG500 Sublimation Printer.

  • Sublimation paper printing must be 8.5 by 11 inches
  • Sublimation transfers are best on a polyblend fabric
    • All other items require a sublimation coating

Online courses

Learn more about how to use the Cricut at Cricut Learn.

Laser Cutter

We have an Epilog Mini 40W laser cutter.

Online courses

Learn more about laser cutting on LinkedIn Learning.

  • Log in with your library card for free.
  • Search for your topic (e.g., 'Laser cutting' or 'Adobe Illustrator') to get started.

Sewing Machines and Sergers

We have sewing machines and sergers. Scrap fabric is available to practice on while supplies last.

Read instruction books:

Sound Room

The sound room is fully equipped and set up with:


  • MacBook Pro with Final Cut Pro and Logic Pro
  • Windows desktop with Ableton Live

Other equipment:

  • Ableton Push 2
  • Akai MPK261 keyboard
  • Arturia DrumBrute analog drum machine
  • Focusrite Scarlett 2i4 USB interface
  • Korg Volca FM Synthesizer with Sequencer
  • Korg Minilogue Polyphonic Analog Synthesizer
  • Microphones (dynamic and condenser).
    • SE Electronics XS 1
    • Audio-Technica AT2020
    • Shure SM57
  • Monitors and headphones
  • Novation Bass Station II

Online courses

Learn how to use software with lessons on LinkedIn Learning.

  • Log in with your library card for free.
  • Search for your topic (e.g., 'Ableton') to get started.

3D Printer

We have three Prusa i3 MK3S 3D printers with a .4mm nozzle. We print using 1.75 mm PLA filament in a variety of colors.

  • Print jobs may not exceed two hours in length.
  • File formats can be .stl or .obj.

Prepare your files for printing

  • Use an SD card 32GB or smaller, formatted to FAT32.
  • Download PrusaSlicer to prepare your files for printing We use these settings:
    • Print settings: .20mm QUALITY
    • Filament: Prusament PLA – 210 degrees
    • Printer: Original Prusa i3 MK3S and MK3S+

Online courses

Learn more about 3D printing on LinkedIn Learning.

  • Log in with your library card for free.
  • Search for your topic (e.g., 'Prusa') to get started.

Frequently Asked Questions

Federal Way Library Makerspace FAQs

  • Our Makerspaces are free, library-operated workspaces for people of all ages. All are welcome to learn, create, and collaborate through hands-on experiences.

    Our Makerspaces include equipment and supplies for:

    • Art,
    • Sewing,
    • Audio and video recording,
    • Coding,
    • Robotics, and more.
  • These spaces are for everyone. Some workshops may have age and capacity limits due to the content or availability of tools. Be sure to read class descriptions or ask a staff member for details before attending.

  • A person or group cannot reserve a Makerspace. Please visit the Makerspaces webpage or contact Makerspace staff to learn more about events and services.

  • Thank you for your interest! Please submit a Program Proposal Form, opens a new window.

  • No. We're not offering volunteer opportunities at library Makerspaces at this time.

  • Due to limited storage, we do not take in-kind donations.

    Please consider making a donation to our KCLS Foundation. KCLS Foundation donors have made our Makerspace possible.


The Makerspace was made possible by donations from the King County Library System Foundation.

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