Montbello 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.


Examples of people working and making in the Montbello ideaLAB.


The Montbello ideaLAB is located in the Montbello Branch Library and is open year-round, and our open lab hours are all ages:

  • Monday-Tuesday 3 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday-Friday 1 p.m.-5:30 p.m.


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

What's available in the Montbello ideaLAB?

The inside of the Montbello ideaLAB

The Montbello lab is fully equipped to help you produce digital media - movies, audio, digital images, and more - and filled with tools to help both kids and adults start tinkering and making.

Equipment available:

  • Lulzbot Mini 3D printer - please see the 3D printing FAQ for more information on how 3D printing works at the Montbello ideaLAB
  • Music Studio, with audio interface, monitors, MIDI controller and condenser microphone
  • 4 workstations - 2 PC, 2 Mac - with Adobe Creative Cloud and other design software
  • 8 Chromebooks
  • 2 iPads
  • Digital embroidery machine
  • Wacom Intuos drawing tablet
  • LittleBits classroom kit
  • MakeyMakeys
  • 2 Cricut cutting machines
  • Lego basic bricks
  • 2 sewing machines
  • 4 Arduino microcontrollers and assorted accessories
  • Soldering iron
  • and much more - come visit us!

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