Examples of projects done in ideaLABs across Denver: sewing, repairs, 3D printing, beading, and more.

What's New?

  • We have a new Glowforge Pro Laser Cutter at the Sam Gary Branch! See our Laser Cutter page for more information
  • The SM Energy ideaLAB at the Central Library will remain closed for the time being while the building is undergoing renovations. 

What is an ideaLAB?

ideaLABs are makerspaces: free community spaces to make things. Do you need to produce videos, create games, make music, or learn about electronics?  We aim to provide the tools and resources you need to make your projects happen. The tools available varies from lab to lab - please check the equipment and software lists to find the space that has what you need. The lab is free to anyone – no library card necessary!

Where are they and when are they open?

There are ideaLABs across the Denver Public Library system. Equipment varies by location.

Download a printable flyer (PDF) that includes a map of all of our ideaLAB locations:

Keep Making!

Learn Something New

Join an upcoming DIY program, check out our Instructables page for step-by-step tutorials for a variety of projects, or watch one of our YouTube videos


Make Something at Home

example projects made with Make It cards

Tired of screens and videos? We're producing Make It Cards in English and Spanish - project ideas using easy-to-find supplies. Find them distributed at our bookmobile visits, on our Instructables page, or download one here: