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COVID Reopening

COVID Reopening - by appointment only

The Idea Lab is open! But some things have changed.

Due to occupancy limits, we only have two stations open in the maker space: a maker station for equipment and a computer station for software. Information on what can be used at these stations can be found below.

Some things have not changed

You still need a library card and to have signed the Idea Lab agreement to use the space. If you already have a library card, you can sign the Idea Lab agreement online here.

The Idea Lab desk will be staffed during open hours for you to stop in. If stations are empty, you can use a station when you visit. 

Reservations can be made online up to 12 hours in advance. For day-of reservations, please call (814) 451-6939. 

If you are 15 minutes late to your reservation, we will cancel it and make the space available to someone else. If you will be more than 15 minutes late to your reservation, call and we will hold your reservation or try and reschedule.


Maker Station

Click here to reserve the Maker Station.

The Maker Station can be reserved for 1 hour appointments. If there is no reservation behind you, you may continue using the Maker Station until another appointment is made.

The Maker Station can accommodate two individuals working together. If you may need assistance, please bring someone you're comfortable with as a helper because staff cannot offer close-up help.

The Maker Station has the following equipment available:

  • Button Maker
  • Cricut Maker
  • Sewing Machine
  • Laminator
  • Iron
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Laptop

Computer Station

Click here to reserve a Design Computer.

Design Computers can be reserved for 1 hour during Idea Lab open hours. If there are no reservations behind you, you may continue using the computer until another appointment is made.

The Design Computer has room for two people at a time. Feel free to bring a helper because staff cannot offer close-up assistance.

The Design Computer has Adobe Creative Cloud Software. Click here for a list of programs available as well as links to guides and tutorials for each program.

Media Lab

Click here to reserve the Media Lab.

Due to COVID and lack of ventilation, the Media Lab can only have one reservation per day. A reservation may be up to 4 hours in length. You are allowed one reservation per week in order to make the room accessible to as many people as possible per week.

The Media Lab has room for two people together on the same reservation. At least one person must have a library card and Idea Lab sticker. 

You may be unmasked while recording in the Media Lab.