Fab Lab

The Jodie Knight Fab Lab

Welcome to The Jodie Knight Fab Lab, a new room in the Library providing community access to cutting-edge technology.

It’s a place to collaborate, share knowledge, and be inspired. A place to play, to learn, to create – a place where anyone can make almost anything.

BOOK THE FAB LAB

The Fab Lab is home to thirteen digital fabrication machines including a 3D printer, A1 printer and vinyl cutter, plus graphic design and music production software, empowering people to make things using technology they would not generally have access to at home.

Perfect if you’ve got a small business, a hobby, or you’re just looking to learn a new skill.

Want to use the Fab Lab? Find out more below.

 

How to use the Fab Lab

To use the Fab Lab you must a) be at least 11 years old, b) be a Library member, and c) have a 10-minute Fab Lab induction on your first visit.

The Fab Lab is open during normal Library opening hours, though it may depend on staff availability - please book before your visit through our booking system.

BOOK THE FAB LAB

Use of the Fab Lab is FREE, but there is a charge for consumables such as T-shirts, mugs, bags, vinyl, etc. See our PRICE LIST here.

The Fab Lab is supervised by Library staff at all times but is used at your own risk. Staff can help you get started on all the machines, but for more detailed learning we encourage you to teach yourself using our handy user guides and Fab Lab reading list.

Once you've had your induction, make sure to read our Fab Lab Induction Document.

Children aged 11-13 must be accompanied by an adult. Children under 11 are not permitted in the Fab Lab.

The Fab Lab has been made possible thanks to the generous support of the Guernsey Community Foundation.

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The Jodie Knight Fab Lab

The Fab Lab is dedicated to the memory of Jodie Knight, our former Deputy Chief Librarian and Chief Librarian Designate, who passed away from cancer in 2020 at the age of 44.

Jodie loved the Library, and she was instrumental in driving forward many improvements to the service in recent years. The Fab Lab had long been a dream of hers. Jodie’s wish was for donations in her name to be made to the Library – any money donated in this way has gone into the development of this exciting new space.

Jodie is dearly missed by her friends and colleagues at the Library. We are all proud to have known her, and we feel sure that she too would be proud of this new chapter in the Library story.