Access SLO MakerSpace for Free

Limited to a scheduled 15 hours/week for SLO County Library Cardholders
Welcome SLO Library Patrons!
SLO MakerSpace and the San Luis Obispo County Library have started a collaboration to open up the Central Coast’s only MakerSpace for limited hours to all SLO Library card holders!

Open Library Hours:

Tuesday – Friday: 4pm-7pm

Saturday: 10am-1pm

All Library card holders must take our free Basic Safety Course prior to using SLO MakerSpace. Some machines, such as the Laser cutter, CNC router, 3D printers, wire-feed welder, and CNC mini-mill, require certification classes, which are $25-$50 each and the responsibility of the member or library card holder to pay for. See our calendar for class times.  A limited amount of laser cutting material, clay, vinyl, and 3D printer filament is available for purchase, so users are expected to bring their own raw materials for projects.
Please email for further questions or issues.


Q: What is SLO MakerSpace? A: It is an open, collaborative machine/wood/electronics shop and craft center where one can build projects, teach and take classes, and network with others interested in making things. If you would like to learn more about SLO Makerspace please visit or visit SLO MakerSpace during tour times listed on our calendar.

Q: Who can visit SLO MakerSpace? A: Anyone with a valid SLO County Library card will be provided free access to the SLO Makerspace for up to 15 hours each week, after they’ve passed our Basic Safety Class. Kids 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Library cards must be presented for admission every time.

Q: When can I visit the Makerspace? A: Library patrons will receive free access to the space Tuesday-Friday 4:00pm – 7:00pm, and Saturday 10:00am – 1:00pm. If you would like to visit the space outside of those hours you would need to become a SLO Makerspace Member.

Q: Where is SLO MakerSpace? A: SLO MakerSpace is located in the retail center at the intersection of Higuera St and Madonna Rd, 81 Higuera St, Suites 160 + 180. SLO MakerSpace is in the Northeast corner of the complex.

Q: What equipment does SLO Makerspace provide? A: SLO Makerspace is equipped with a wide range of woodworking and metalworking tools, a pottery studio, electronics lab, 3D printer, and more. For a complete list of equipment please visit the SLO MakerSpace Facility website. Note: The CNC RouterLaser Cutter3D PrintersWeldersOxy-Acetylene Torch, Lampworking and Sherline CNC Mini Mill require an additional 1 to 2 hour certification course to use – please check their listings or our calendar for class times and prices.

Q: Are materials provided? A: SLO MakerSpace does not supply raw materials (i.e. wood, metal, clay, 3D printer filament), you will need to supply your own.

Jonathan Holt

Jonathan Holt

Library Program Coordinator

Jonathan Holt has studied Mechanical Engineering, Anthropology, Music Theory, Automotive Technology and Sailing. As an office manager, web developer, sales, and property manager he is modern day Renaissance Man.

Jon is also an avid passionate and professional Maker proficient in the woodshop, electronics, programming, leather working, textiles, laser, CNC, and more.

Jon is at SLO MakerSpace during Library Hours to guide any Library Cardholders to tools, machines and resources in the shop to make, hack or repair almost anything.