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Makerspace Learning Pathways

Accessing our Makerspaces

The equipment in the Makerspaces is available for people aged 15 years or older. People that are under the age of 15 will need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian when using equipment in the Makerspaces.

All first time users of the Makerspaces will need to complete a safety induction (see information on booking a safety induction at your local Makerspace below)

All users of the Makerspaces will need to be a member of the City of Melbourne Libraries.

Head over to our FAQ & Contact page for information on locations and opening hours.

We also have items you can borrow and take home.

If you would like to suggest a purchase for new equipment for our spaces or to borrow please use the library contact form and choose "makerspace" as the category.

Library at the Dock

For opening hours, visit the Libraries website.

First time users will need to complete a safety induction prior to using the Makerspace equipment. If you require us to supply a Chinese translated version of the induction, please email and we will be in touch. 

Click here to book a safety induction.

Click here for a list of Makerspace equipment at Library at The Dock.

Click here for a list of creative software at Library at The Dock.


  • Ableton 10 Intro - Music production software
  • Adobe Audition - Digital audio editing software
  • Adobe Premiere - Video editing software 
  • Adobe After Effects - Motion graphics and visual effects software
  • Adobe Muse - Website building software for designers
  • Adobe Dreamweaver - Website coding, construction and design software
  • Arduino - Open source electronic prototyping platform enabling users to create interactive electronic objects
  • Autodesk AutoCAD - Computer-aided design and drafting software application
  • Cura - 3D printing software
  • Autodesk Mudbox - Digital 3D sculpting and painting software 
  • Autodesk Sketchbook - Digital illustration and sketch software
  • Autodesk Maya - 3D animation, modelling, simulation and rendering software 
  • Autodesk Fusion 360 - An application dedicated to computer assisted design for manufacturing, engineering, and design
  • Autodesk Eagle - Electronics circuit board and schematic design software
  • Meshlab - Open source software for processing and editing 3D triangular meshes
  • Pro Tools 12 - Audio production and recording software
  • Processing - A flexible software application and language for learning how to code within the context of the visual arts.
  • Adobe Animate - Interactive animation software
  • Adobe Photoshop - Image editing and enhancement software
  • Adobe Fuse - 3D modelling software
  • Adobe Illustrator - Vector graphics software for creating logos, icons, drawings, typography, and illustrations
  • Adobe InDesign - Page and layout design software


Makerspace equipment : Kathleen Syme

  • Do you offer Makerspace inductions in Chinese / Hindi?  
  • We can only accommodate translated inductions at Library at the Dock. Please book you induction as normal and let the staff know you need a Chinese or Hindi copy of the induction. They will provide you with a booklet and you can read along with the guided tour. If you speak another language and have a friend or family member who can translate for you, just book two tickets for an induction. If you require another language and you do not know somebody who can translate for you, email and we'll be in touch.
  • Do I need to book a time to use the equipment?
  • First time users need to complete a safety induction before using our equipment - you can book an induction for Library at the Dock here, and Kathleen Syme here. People that have completed a safety induction do not need to book before using a Makerspace during our opening hours.
  • Does it cost money to use the Makerspace equipment?
  • No, our filament is free to use. If you're at Library at the Dock or the Elizabeth Street Pop-up Library, we ask that you keep your prints under 4 hours, or under 7 hours for the Kathleen Syme Library Makerspace. You're also only allowed to use one printer per person.
  • Ultimaker 3
  • Emblaser 2
  • Lulzbot Taz 6
  • Einscan SE tabletop 3D scanner
  • Sewing and craft
  • Carvey desktop CNC
  • Janome Sewist 521
  • Janome Mylock 644d overlocker
  • Juki overlocker MO-1000
  • Roland GS24 cutter
  • Brother NV1800Q
  • Heat press
  • Oliso iron
  • Spray painting tools
  • Sewing scissors and measuring tape
  • Audio/Visual/Design
  • Wacom Intuos Pro
  • Computers
  • Dell laptops with charging unit
  • Desktop PC x2
  • Electronics
  • Jumper wire assorted
  • Power supplies assorted
  • Tektronix TBS1052b digital oscilloscope
  • Multimeter
  • Workshop tools
  • Bosch drill
  • Bosch drill press
  • Hakko FR-301 DE soldering tool
  • iFixit Pro Tech tool kit
  • Hakko FX-888D digital soldering station
  • Duratech soldering iron station
  • Hakko FA-400 smoke absorber
  • Dremel
  • Drill bit set
  • Solder sucker
  • Assorted heat shrink
  • Third hands
  • Exacto knife
  • Digital calipers
  • Hobby Creek Pana Hand v2
  • Deburring tool
  • Wire strippers
  • Pliers and side cutters
  • NWS 3 piece classic plier set
  • 4P/6P/8P modular crimp tool with network/ POE tester
  • 7 piece insulated screwdriver set
  • 6 piece precision insulated screwdriver set
  • Paint scrapers
  • Locking pliers long nose
  • Soft face hammer
  • Stanley multi-angle hobby vice
  • Stanley 40 piece 1/4" 3/8" metric A/F drive socket set
  • Tape measure
  • Wrench
  • File set
  • Irwin junior hacksaw I-100
  • Hot glue gun
  • Ryobi 2000W corded heat gun
  • 300mm digital angle finder
  • Rulers assorted
  • Allen key set
  • DeWalt bit set
  • Small wire brush set
  • Quick grip clamp
  • Material aviation snips

Kathleen Syme Library and Community Centre

For opening hours, visit the Libraries website.

First time users will need to complete a safety induction prior to using the Makerspace equipment.

Click here to book a safety induction.

Click here for a list of Makerspace equipment at Kathleen Syme Library and Community Centre.


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