CNRL Library Innovation Studio - Makerspace

The CNRL Library Innovation Studio is a free Makerspace and Digital Learning space located upstairs at Tamworth City Library. Take your projects 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, macroscope or rapid-prototype something out of cardboard for 3D Scanning and Printing.

We have regular opening hours for adults and ages 16 up - and for other ages, see details below!

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.

School Workshops

The CNRL Library Innovation Studio runs a wide variety of hands-on learning workshops for school 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. Details for our 2022 sessions will be coming soon!

Sunday Family Funday

Bring the whole family for all-ages fun FREE weekend activities as the CNRL Library Innovation Studio and Tamworth Regional Gallery team up for Art and Science fun in our two studios!

Sunday Family Funday runs every 4 weeks - check the Gallery and Innovation Studio events pages for details.

Home Workshops

As so many people are spending more time at home, the CNRL Library Innovation Studio has launched a series of Home Workshops to add some STEM fun and stimulation to your day, with science, cooking, gardening, art, music and more!

New videos are added all the time, so check back often or subscribe to one of our Social Media channels above.

Opening Hours

The CNRL Library Innovation Studio is open to adults and ages 16+ upstairs at Tamworth City Library at the times listed below, with special events and after-school clubs at other times for younger ages (see our events page). Schools can also book excursions to the Library Innovation Studio.

@ Tamworth Library

Kids MakerspaceTuesday
3.30pm - 6pm
Homeschoolers MakerspaceWednesday
10am - 12pm
Adults MakerspaceThursday
1pm - 5pm

We are closed on Public Holidays and most School Holidays - full details here.

Equipment Inductions

A confident computer proficency is required to use most of our equipment, and but some items will also require a formal safety induction.
Book into our group induction session now on our Events page, or contact us if these times do not suit.