Olathe Public Library Makerspace Policy

The Olathe Downtown Makerspace is available for individuals, groups and library programs. All users are expected to read and follow the below policy, as well as the library code of behavior. The Makerspace is available during hours of operation but, will close 30 minutes prior to library closing.

  • The Makerspace is available to users in 6th grade and up. An adult must accompany users 5th grade and under at all times.
     
  • The Makerspace may be used for drop-in video editing, photo editing, sewing or playing a ukulele without reserving the room if the Makerspace has not been reserved. 
     
  • To create an audio or video recording or use the green screen for photography the Makerspace should be reserved at least 24 hours in advance but can be made up to a month in advance (a month from the current day). Reservations can be made online or through a staff member. Reservations can be made for a two-hour block. If at the end of that block, no other users are waiting for the room, the reservation may be extended for another one-hour block. Reservations will be held for 15 minutes.  A reservation constitutes an agreement to this policy. The video/audio equipment is stored in locked cabinets. Staff will make this equipment available to you once you sign-in at the Information Desk. When you are done using the equipment you must sign-out at the Information Desk as well.
     
  • Sewing equipment/supplies are stored in an unlocked cabinet. Please be sure to return borrowed equipment/supplies to the cabinet when you are done using them.
     
  • The computers in the Makerspace are designated for photo/video editing and instructional information related to Makerspace equipment.
     
  • The Makerspace has an occupancy limit of 8.
     
  • Users must provide their own external storage devices and/or media. All images, videos, recordings and projects will be removed from the equipment.
     
  • Library equipment cannot be removed from the Makerspace.