Swem Makerspace

COVID-19 Update

The Swem Makerspace and all other makerspaces on campus will be available this fall by appointment only. A service desk is set up in front of the Swem Makerspace where you can make an appointment and get help with a project Monday through Sunday. For complete updates as well as information on remote Zoom trainings, please visit The Makerspaces at William & Mary.

The Makerspaces at William & Mary are pleased to offer a range of tools and state-of-the-art equipment in the Swem Makerspace for use by all current students, staff, and faculty.  The makerspace is in room #139 next to the Learning Center on the main floor of Swem. The following equipment is available:

  • Range of 3D printers

  • Variety of 3D scanners

  • Vinyl cutter

  • Selection of stitching machines

  • Pin-back button making machine

Using the equipment is a fun, engaging, and creative experience. However, machines and successful projects do require a small amount of background knowledge for optimal performance. To ensure that our machines and patrons stay happy, W&M Libraries require that all patrons who wish to schedule time with our equipment agree to our common sense safety policies. 

Training Sessions

Trainings are 1-on-1 via Zoom for the fall of 2020. Visit the Makerspaces at William & Mary website and fill out the form to request training.

Reserve Equipment

Access to the equipment in the Makerspace is by appointment only this fall. Stop by the new service desk in front of the Makerspace in Swem to make an appointment or ask questions. You can also request an appointment by filling out the form on the Makerspaces at William & Mary website at makerspaces.wm.edu.

Learn More & Find Resources

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We've prepared the following guides to walk you through the steps of preparing for your projects: