CNRL Library Innovation Studio

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The CNRL Library Innovation Studio is a free Makerspace and Digital Learning space located upstairs at Tamworth City Library, with outreach services to CNRL library branches and The Youthie.

We offer the public the opportunity to take their projects and education to the next level using our expertise and equipment, whether you need to use a Laser Cutter, 3D Printer, learn to build, code and operate robots, design a Virtual Reality world, use our sewing machines, green screens, microscopes or rapid-prototype something out of cardboard for 3D Scanning and Printing.

The possibilities are endless for your work portfolio, art project, high school project or business concept! Drop in and see us during our opening hours, or book an induction session to use our specialised equipment.

Childrens Workshops

The CNRL Library Innovation Studio runs a wide variety of hands-on learning workshops for school and homeschool groups that cover STEM/STEAM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics) with a focus on children learning by throwing themselves into solving a problem by trying, failing, learning, trying again and succeeding - building vital practical technology skills and a can-do attitude.

You can arrange for us to visit your school, or for your school to visit us at Tamworth Library - make a day of it with art workshops and tours of the Gallery and Library!
Contact us now for more details and to make a booking.

After-School Clubs

During term-time the CNRL Library Innovation Studio holds after-school clubs every week teaching coding and robotics through project-based learning over a number of school terms. Places are limited, so we have also created a casual drop-in "Cardboard Robot Theatre Project" where anyone can contribute to building costumes, sets, music, robots, storylines, coding and more whether you can turn up once a week, once a month - or just once!

More details: Robot Code Club - Cardboard Robot Theatre

Opening Hours

The CNRL Library Innovation Studio is open to the public at two locations, each with their own individual equipment and focus.

@ Tamworth Library

Wednesday9:30am - 4pm
Thursday9:30am - 4pm
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@ The Youthie

Tuesday12pm - 4pm
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We are closed on Public Holidays and most School Holidays. Full List

Equipment Inductions

A confident computer proficency is required to use most of our equipment, and but some items will require a formal safety induction.
Contact us for details or book an induction session now on our Events page.