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Guide with resources for The Makery in Rose and Carrier Libraries

The Makery Locations and Hours

Spring and Fall Hours

M-Th: 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
F: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sun: 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Summer and Alternate Schedule Hours

Phone: (540) 568-7061


Located on the first floor of Rose and in the basement of Carrier, these makerspaces offer tools, supplies, and guidance for the JMU community to learn, tinker, craft, invent and discover.  

We provide access to 3D printers, virtual reality systems, an electronics workbench, textile arts workstations, audio/video production systems, and light handicraft supplies, and hold regular workshops on how to work with all of these resources.

All of our services and supplies are available free-of-charge to all students, faculty and staff, for both academic and personal projects.

The Makery at Carrier and Rose Libraries


Wood Carving Mondays

Wood Carving Mondays, 2-3pm @ Carrier

In this workshop you can make holiday gifts and more using the Carvey 3D carving machine. Learn how to setting up an image in Illustrator and create projects using wood and plastic materials.

Textile Tuesdays

Textile Tuesdays, 3-4pm @ Rose

Learn how to make a JMU pillowcase with our newly purchased Bernina sewing machine. This open workshop will be held every Tuesday from 3:00-4:00pm in the Rose Makery

Tinker Thursdays

Tinker Thursdays, 2-3pm @ Rose

Students will get hands on experience learning how to program a micro-computer, the Arduino, to gain a greater understanding of circuitry and how it interacts with code.

Narration Room 101, Tuesdays, 2-3pm @ Carrier

In this interactive workshop, you will learn how to use the recording equipment and software in the Carrier Library's Narration Room to create an audio piece.  Held every Tuesday from 2:00 to 3:00 pm at the Carrier Makery. 

3D Printing: The First Slice, every other Wednesday 2-3:15pm @ 3SPACE

Interested in learning how to 3D print? By the end of this workshop, you will know some of the basics and best practices related to 3D modeling and 3D printing.  Every other Wednesday from 2-3:15 pm at 3SPACE.


Sewing 101, every other Monday 2-3:15pm @ Rose

Learn all the sewing machine basics in this workshop while making your very own tote bag!  Held every other Monday from 2:00-3:15pm at the Rose Makery.