Hampden Branch Library ideaLAB

This location remains closed for most public operations during the COVID-19 pandemic including ideaLAB services and appointments. Find out what services are available during the closure.


Customers sewing, making robots, and working on computers at the Hampden Branch Library ideaLAB


The Hampden Branch Library ideaLAB is open year-round, and our open lab hours are all ages:

  • Tuesday & Wednesday: 4:00 - 7:30 p.m.
  • Thursday & Friday: 1:00 - 5:30 p.m.
  • Saturday: 1:00 - 4:30 p.m.


We also run workshops and programs — be sure to check the events & classes calendar regularly!

What's available in the Hampden ideaLAB?

The Hampden Branch ideaLAB

  • Laser Cutter: please see the laser cutter FAQ for Information about acceptable materials and how to access the cutter

  • 2 Macs, 2 PCs with Adobe Creative Cloud and other modeling and design software

  • Sewing machine

  • Cricut cutting machine

  • Power drill

  • Reciprocating saw

  • Soldering iron

  • Dremel 4000 rotary tool

  • Wacom Intuos pen tablet

  • Scanner

  • Assorted hand tools (screwdrivers, pliers, specialized driver sets)

  • Book press

  • and much more - come visit us!