Ipswich Libraries Makerspaces gives you the opportunity to get up close and personal with cutting edge digital technology.  Our Makerspaces bring people together to use technology in hands-on displays of exploration, innovation and education.

A strict cleaning procedure is being followed with all the technology in the Makerspace and staff are continuing to be vigilant in making the library as safe and enjoyable space as possible. If you would like to learn more about how Ipswich Libraries is responding to Covid-19, visit our Covid-19 Library Services page.

Ipswich Makerspace

Ipswich Makerspace has a maximum capacity of seven (7) people at any time.

Hours of Operation:                              Monday to Friday                                  9.00am – 12.00pm, 1.00pm – 5.00pm (Closed between 12pm and 1pm)

Saturday and Sunday                          9.00am – 12.00pm, 12.30pm – 2.00pm (Closed between 12pm and 12.30pm)

Springfield Makerspace

Springfield Makerspace has a maximum capacity of ten (10) people at any time.

Hours of Operation:                              Monday to Friday                                  9.00am – 12.00pm, 1.00pm – 5.00pm (Closed between 12pm and 1pm)

Saturday and Sunday                          10.00am – 12.00pm, 12.30pm – 3.00pm (Closed between 12pm and 12.30pm)

Rosewood Makerspace

Rosewood Makerspace is open during library opening hours.

Hours of Operation:                              Monday to Friday                                  9.00am – 5.00pm

Saturday                                                        9.00am – 12.00pm


Virtual Reality

A mixed reality live stream of the Virtual Reality experience lets people watch the user interact with the Virtual World. 

Age Restriction: 10+ 

3D Printing

Bring virtual creations into the real world with one of the library’s 3D printers. This is a perfect way to build product prototypes or make figurines and toys.

HP Sprouts

HP Sprouts area fully integrated desktop 3D scanning solution with 3D object capture, editing and multiple streamlined 3D print options. 

Floor Projection

Interact with a variety of different experiences and games through the use of gesture tracking software.

Leap Motion

Reach into the future of virtual and augmented reality with the most advanced hand tracking on Earth.  


Explore everyday objects up close with the Microscope at Springfield Central Library.  

Sphero Arena

Conquer obstacles and race a Sphero around our track at Springfield Central Library.  

Experimental Arcade Pit

Makerspace Staff have been learning how to create arcade games. Try to to beat our Experimental Arcade Pit games, and let us know if you have any ideas for new games!  


Book a Champion

Book a 45 minute session with a Makerspace Champion and we will help you to learn how to make the most of the Makerspace resources and technologies. 


Want to find more about 3D Printing or just have a general question or comment about the Makerspaces?      Fill out this form and a Makerspace Champion will get in contact with you.

3D Print Gallery

Explore a range of 3D Prints that are available for printing.  

Makerspace Challenges

Every month compete in the ultimate Makerspace Challenge to test your skills and win amazing prizes!

Challenges change regularly and can be completed using the technology and software currently available in the Ipswich Libraries Makerspaces. 


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