Maker Bot Replicator 2, one of the 3D printers housed at the University Libraries Maker Space

Get Creative

The University Libraries Makerspace is a lab for you to create, tinker, and explore. Housed in the Technology Showcase in the Mary Idema Pew Library Atrium, the Makerspace has two 3-D printers and specialized modeling software for use by current GVSU students, faculty, and staff.

A library employee will be present in the space to help you load your files into the printer and troubleshoot any printing problems. If you need help with design and using the software, then there are courses you can take and we will offer workshops from time to time.


  • Mon - Thurs 10am – 5pm
  • Friday 10am – 3pm


You can find the 3D printer in the Technology Showcase on the Atrium Level of the Mary Idema Pew Library on the Allendale Campus (across from the IT Help Desk).


Fee: $.35 cents per gram of material used, with a $6.00 minimum. (This plastic doesn't grow on trees!)We will bill your GVSU student account.


Interested in using the 3-D printers in your classroom, or having an in-class demo? Let us know, we'd love to work with you:

Kyle Felker
Digital Initiatives Librarian
(616) 331-5074

Erin Fisher
Library Program Manager
(616) 331-3295

Page last modified May 7, 2014