Creative Space & Recording Studio

Create, invent, and learn in the Jessamine County Public Library Creative Space and Recording Studio!

As always, there is never any charge to use our services or attend our programs. We provide free PLA filament and card stock to use in the Creative Space, but you must provide the other approved consumable materials.

Bring an external device to save your digital work.

  • Who Can Use the Creative Space and Recording Studio?

    • Any JCPL cardholder who has:

      • A valid JCPL Creative Space and Recording Studio Agreement on file
      • Attended the Intro to the JCPL Creative Space Class. Visit our events page to register for the class.
      • Participated in an introductory one-on-one session with a qualified JCPL staff member
      • Received required training for the equipment they wish to use
      • The required supervision as detailed in the JCPL Creative Space and Recording Studio Policy
  • What Can You Make in the Creative Space?

    • In the Creative Space, you can:

      • 3D print .stl files using PLA filament
      • Cut shapes or engrave photos on a variety of materials with our laser cutter. Make your own wooden earrings, ornaments, and more!
      • Carve thicker materials with our CNC machines. Make your own stool and other four-dimensional projects!
  • What Equipment Is Available in the Creative Space?

    • After taking the required trainings, you can use the following:

      • Carvey CNC Machine
      • X-Carve CNC Machine
      • Epilog 40 Watt Mini Laser Cutter
      • Four Dremel Idea Builder 3D Printers (in the computer lab)
  • What Can You Do in the Recording Studio?

    • In the Recording Studio, you can:

      • Use Green/Blue screen effects
      • Film and take photos
      • Edit videos
      • Record podcasts
      • And engineer music
  • What Equipment Is Available in the Recording Studio?

    • After taking the required trainings, you can use the following:

      • Steinberg Interface
      • Keyboard
      • Microphones and mic stands
      • Green screen, blue screen, and white and gray photo backdrops 
      • Monitors
      • Lights
      • Canon T4i DSLR and Canon T5i DSLR cameras
      • Tripod
      • And more!