Innovation Lab

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

Discover the state-of-the-art technology and equipment available to use with an appointment and a Library card. Whether you are an artist, tinkerer, techie, or just curious, there is something for everyone in the Innovation Lab!

3D Printing

Lulzbot Mini

The LulzBot Mini is an easy to use desktop 3D printer that’s perfect for makers, designers, engineers, architects, and anyone looking for an easy-to-use desktop 3D printer. With its open filament system, LulzBot Mini has nearly unlimited potential for new materials.

  • 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

Discover the high-performance Ultimaker S5 and Ultimaker 3 3D printers. Reliable and powerful, Ultimakers print large objects using a variety of filaments and have dual extrusion capabilities. Take your imagination and turn them into real-life objects!

  • 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 is a top-of-the-line scanner that can create 3D copies 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

Explore the only professional-grade Epilog Helix Laser Cutter/Engraver available in Fairfield County for public use (with a Library card).

The 80-Watt Epilog Helix Laser Cutter/Engraver is capable of engraving and cutting a wide variety of materials, including wood, acrylics, plastics, slate, leather, glass, and much more. The machine takes the images you typically print to paper, and instead of printing dots of ink, it fires a CO2 laser beam that laser engraves, cuts, and etches your design onto your object or material. Make engraved cutting boards, wine glasses, coasters, doormats—the options are endless.

  • Library cardholders can reserve the Epilog Helix machine up to 1 hour per day, 7 days in advance.
  • Before reserving, you will need to attend 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

You have to see to believe the zSpace Augmented Reality Desktop, which offers a stunning, interactive 3D experience. View virtual models in 3D through lightweight glasses, examine them in detail from all angles, and manipulate them using a stylus pen. There’s something for everyone to discover in zSpace.

  • 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

Do you have old memories stored away on VHS that you’d like to digitize and memorialize forever? 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.