Innovation Lab

Innovation Lab

Create. Learn. Innovate! At Greenwich Library’s new Innovation Lab explore Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) tools and knowledge in an environment that fosters creative and collaborative learning.

Below, discover what technologies and equipment are available with an appointment and Library card.

3D Printing

Lulzbot Mini

The Lulzbot Mini is a high-performance desktop printer that can print using a variety of filaments with a build volume of 6 x 6 x 6.2 inches.

Library cardholders can reserve up to 3 hours per day, 7 days in advance. Before reserving, you will need to attend any one of the Library’s 3D Printing programs and agree to attend an in-person orientation on your first visit to the Innovation Lab.

Ultimaker

The powerful Ultimaker S5 and Ultimaker 3 can print large objects using a variety of filaments and has dual extrusion capabilities. The S5 has the largest build volume (13 x 9.4 x 11.8 inches) of any of the Library’s 3D printers. The Ultimaker 3 has dual extrusion capabilities and a build volume of 8.46 x 8.46 x 7.87 inches.

Library cardholders can reserve up to 3 hours per day, 7 days in advance. Before reserving, you will need to attend any one of the Library’s 3D Printing programs and agree to attend an in-person orientation on your first visit to the Innovation Lab.

3D Scanning

Einscan SP

The Einscan 3D scanner can create 3D models of real-world objects.

Library cardholders can reserve up to 1 hour per day, 7 days in advance. Before reserving, you will need to attend any one of the Library’s 3D Printing programs and agree to attend an in-person orientation on your first visit to the Innovation Lab.

Einscan SP 3D Scanner

Laser Cutting and Engraving

Epilog Helix Laser Cutter/Engraver

The 80-Watt Epilog Helix Laser Cutter/Engraver is capable of engraving and/or cutting wood, acrylics, plastics, slate, leather, glass, and much more.

Library cardholders can reserve up to 1 hour per day, 7 days in advance. Before reserving, you will need to attend any one of the Library’s Laser Cutting/Engraving programs and agree to attend an in-person orientation on your first visit to the Innovation Lab.

Virtual and Augmented Reality

zSpace Augmented Reality Desktop

The zSpace Augmented Reality Desktop allows users to view virtual models in 3D through lightweight glasses, examine them in detail from all angles, and manipulate them using a stylus pen.

Library cardholders can reserve up to 1 hour per day, 7 days in advance. Before reserving, you will need to agree to attend an in-person orientation on your first visit to the Innovation Lab.

VHS to DVD Converter

Have old memories stored away on VHS that you’d like to resurrect? Use the Library’s VHS-DVD Converter, located next to the Reference desk on the first floor. DVDs with a paper sleeve may be purchased at the Reference desk for $1.00.

Reserve by calling the Reference desk at (203) 622-7910.

Learn Something New or Get Help

We are excited to offer Innovation Lab events and programming. Classes require registration.

At-Home Kits

Continue your STEAM learning journey at home with the Greenwich Library Innovation Lab’s selection of carefully curated STEAM project kits.

Check out a kit through the online catalog and take home through No-Contact Pick Up.

Innovation Lab eNewsletter

Stay up-to-date on the latest Innovation Lab programs and events by subscribing to the Library’s Innovation eNewsletter.