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As required by executive order — all library patrons are now required to wear a face mask or covering to enter any WCPL location.

Idea Lab | Create. Innovate. Learn. Discover.

The Idea Lab @ Bob Kirby is now open!

RESERVATIONS ARE ENCOURAGED DUE TO LIMITED CAPACITY 

CALL 270-782-0252 TO MAKE A RESERVATION. SEE DETAILS BELOW.

3D Printing   Pottery   Tools   Poster Printing   Prices   Resources

Monday – Thursday: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.  |  1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Friday: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.  |  2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Work Areas

Area 1

Pottery Wheels & Tools*
Die-Cutting Machine

Area 2

Sublimation Printer
Vinyl Cutter
Heat Press

*Attendance of a WCPL class or previous experience with similar equipment is required to use this machine.

New Guidelines for Usage

Reservations

Reservations can be made for 1 hour or 2 hours. Patrons are limited to one reservation per day. Only 2 reservations are allowed on the schedule at once, and reservations should be made no earlier than 4 weeks in advance.

To make a reservation, call 270.782.0252.

Social Distancing

Keep at least 6 feet of distance between you, other patrons, and library staff.

Limited Capacity

The capacity of the Idea Lab will be limited to 3 patrons at a time. Please include all members in your party when making your reservation.

Cleaning & Sanitizing

All used tools must be sanitized after use. A staff member will sanitize tables and computers between reservations.

All children 12 and under MUST be accompanied by an adult at all times.

What is the Idea Lab?

The Idea Lab is WCPL’s makerspace. It serves as an extension of the library to allow community members to expand their hobbies and recreational activities with locations at the Bob Kirby Branch & the Main Library.

The Library cannot be held responsible for when files do not print/cut correctly, pottery breaks, etc.