MetaSpace 511 FAQs

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What's in MetaSpace 511?

MetaSpace 511 contains a wide variety of tools, equipment, and software for creation, conversion, and learning. Among them are:

  • 3D printers 
  • Flashprint and Cura 3D printing slicing software
  • Laser machine
  • Corel Draw
  • Adobe Photoshop Elements
  • Adobe Premiere Elements
  • Cricut Maker machine
  • Cricut Heat Press
  • Cricut Design Space
  • Desktop computer
  • Sewing machines
  • and much MORE!

Who can use MetaSpace 511

MetaSpace 511 is available to all patrons in the community with a valid CAFE library card from the Bridges Library System. Those 17 years of age and under are required to obtain parental permission through completion of the USER AGREEMENT AND RELEASE OF LIABILITY FORMThose 14 years of age and under must be accompanied by a parent, adult guardian, or a teacher who must remain with the user while using MetaSpace 511.

When can I use MetaSpace 511

MetaSpace 511 is open by appointment or during makerspace events and programs.

Please call: (262) 363-6411 Ext. 4111 or email: to setup an appointment or for a tour. Check the library events calendar for MetaSpace 511 events and programs.

How much does it cost to use MetaSpace 511?

Use of the equipment and tools is free and users are welcome to bring in pre-approved consumable materials for use with the equipment and tools, except the 3D printers. 3D printing filament is $.10 per gram. Please consult with staff about the availability of consumable materials before planning a project.

Where can I find the MetaSpace 511 User Agreement and Policy?

The MetaSpace 511 User Agreement and Policy can be found HERE. Prior to scheduling an appointment for MetaSpace 511, first-time users will need to submit a signed User Agreement to the library.

How can I contribute?

  • Do your interests include virtual reality, 3D printing, sewing, DIY crafts, coding, robotics, electronics, or digital conversion? Do you love sharing your passions with others? If you have experience and enthusiasm for the ideas, processes, and materials of MetaSpace 511, we’d love your help. Teach a ceramics class, show seniors how to use their phones, host a coding contest, you name it. To share your passions with the community, contact MetaSpace 511 Lead Innovator, Nancy Aycock at: (262) 363-6411 or email:
  • If you are interested in monetarily supporting MetaSpace 511, please call Director Abby Armour or email her at
  • The Library and MetaSpace 511 are always in need of assorted consumable materials and other bits and pieces. Click here to see our Donation Wish List