Creation Stations

Richmond Public Library’s Launchpad offers Creation Stations that bring your ideas to life via 3D printing, and digitally preserving your precious memories with our scanners and digitization equipment. Our space is open to all skill levels.
Have you ever wanted to replace a broken part, customize your own cookie cutters, or design your initial prototype? The RPL Launchpad has four bookable MakerBot Replicator 3D printers. If it’s your first time, be sure to get certified through our 1-on-1 3D Printer Orientation. If you are already certified, go to our online booking calendar.

3D Printer Booking Times:

Monday to Friday
  • 9:30 - 11:00am
  • 11:30 - 1:00pm
  • 4:15 - 5:45pm
  • 6:15 - 7:45pm
Saturday to Sunday
  • 1:00 - 2:30pm
  • 3:00 - 4:30pm
Create & Learn is Richmond’s portal to sharing your creative works with your community. This digital online publishing platform includes integrated tools to publish and enhance content with videos, sounds, links and interactive elements. Learn more about Create & Learn and explore other community and library projects.
Come by the Launchpad and learn how you can digitize and convert your cassettes, VHS and records into digital collections using the Launchpad’s digitization equipment. Preserve and back up memories to digital formats making them easy to share and edit. Book the Digitization Station and use our Creation Stations to edit your digital files.

Digitization Booking Times:

Monday to Friday
  • 10:00 - 1:00pm
  • 1:30 - 4:30pm
  • 6:00 - 9:00pm
Saturday to Sunday
  • 12:00 - 3:00pm
Have photos you wish to scan and digitize? Our Epson Flatbed Scanners can also scan slides & negatives. Scanning is free. Just bring your own portable storage device (i.e., USB Drive or SD card). Book one of our scanner stations today.

Scanner Booking Times:

Monday to Friday
  • 9:15 - 12:15pm
  • 1:00 - 4:00pm
  • 5:30 - 8:30pm
Saturday to Sunday
  • 1:30 - 4:30pm