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Imagine Space

In April 2014, the Ottawa Public Library (OPL) and the U.S. Embassy in Ottawa collaborated to open Ottawa’s first public makerspace entitled Imagine Space – an American corner. Makerspaces are creation and collaboration hubs, offering technologies and tools that allow customers to experiment and to create in a social setting. They are built on the premise that knowledge and learning is often better transmitted via sharing, collective problem solving, and task performance.

The following cutting edge equipment is available in the Imagine Space:

  • 3D printing and modelling
  • Laser cutting
  • Photo, video and audio editing
  • Green screen and video gear
  • Hand tools and electronics
  • Wall-to-wall whiteboard

The Imagine Space laser cutter orientation is now available in a new format.

Orientation Video

Hours for the week of May 29, 2023
Day of weekOpening times
Monday1:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Tuesday1:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Wednesday1:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Thursday1:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Next system-wide closure: Jul 01, 2023