Auckland Council Libraries: Central City Library

Central City Library

Tāmaki Pātaka Kōrero

  • Makerspace


    The Makerspace at Central City Library has 3D printers, sewing equipment, and computers packed with creative software. The Makerspace has something for all ages. Staff are available to teach you how to use our equipment. If you want to find out more or request a booking, send us an email at

    3D printers

    We have Ultimaker 2+ and Ultimaker 3. Our 3D Printers can turn a digital 3D model into a real-world object! 

    We offer a Click and collect service, staff assisted and DIY bookings. We currently only offer printing in Grey. If you want to use the machine yourself, we require that your first booking is with a staff member so you’re familiar with the processes that we use.

    For any enquiries or to make a booking email us at

    Sewing machine

    We have a Sewing Machine, Overlocker and Embroidery Machine.

    The Makerspace has a range of basic tools and thread to help you use the machine, it’s up to you to bring in a project to work on. The sewing machine can be used without a staff induction but for your first booking with our overlocker and embroidery machine, we require that a staff member help you.

    For any enquiries or to make a booking email us at

    Creative computers

    We have computers with a wide range of creative software. No bookings required – just walk in and get creative!

    Software includes:
    • 2D art and design: Krita, GIMP, Inkscape, Scribus
    • Music production: Audacity, Linux Multimedia Studio
    • 3D design: Blender, Cura, TinkerCAD
    • Coding and game development: Scratch, Unity, Visual Studio Code, Visual Studio Community, ArduinoIDE
    • Video editing and animation: Shotcut, DaVinci Resolve, DaVinci Fusion, Synfig

    Makerspace Table

    The big table at the Makerspace can be booked for public workshops, creative clubs, or big projects. Your booking includes a projector for presentations.

    Please note that the Makerspace and its equipment must still be accessible during your booked session.


    We need a minimum of a week's notice for Makerspace Table bookings. But we recommend that you send your request well in advance.

    Contact us

    To book equipment, suggest improvements, or ask us a question, email us at
    We aim to get back to you within two business days.

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