Cricut Maker

Cricut Maker Station

Description & Location

Use our Cricut Maker cutting machine to quickly and accurately cut hundreds of materials, helping you make almost any DIY project.

Available at Golden Branch, Westside Learning Lab, & Downtown Kelowna Library Branch.


Getting Started

The Cricut Maker is available for all ORL library cardholders to use.

You must first attend an orientation before you can reserve and use this tool independently.

You must agree and adhere to ORL’s Makerspace Guidelines and the Maker Agreement.

For your projects, we encourage you to bring your own materials to be cut on the machine. The library has limited free supplies available for trial and practice and we cannot guarantee material for all personal drop-in projects.


Reserve a Cricut Maker Station

Browse and reserve our maker stations and tools

Online reservation is available for maker stations at the Westside Learning Lab & the Downtown Kelowna Branch.

Please contact Golden Branch to book maker stations and tools at that location.


Equipment Available

Cricut Maker machine

Cricut cutting mats (varying grip strength, 12x12 and 12x24)

Cricut tool set (scissors, tweezers, weeder, scraper, spatula)


Common Questions

Q: What materials can I use on the machine?
A: Here are few materials you can be cut on the Cricut machine and can be found at your local craft store: 

  • Paper
  • Cardstock
  • Poster board
  • Fabric
  • Leather
  • Vinyl
  • Felt
  • Kraftboard
  • Basswood

Find a complete list of materials (and their settings) from the Cricut Help Center.  

Q: Can I use my own device (laptop, tablet) to create and design?
A: Yes! You will need to download the Cricut application and sign in with your personal Cricut design account. 


Help and Training

We offer Cricut workshops on a rotating basis at ORL makerspace locations. Check our events calendar.

Watch how to get started tutorials and find other learning resources:

Check out Cricut Learning Centre

Video - How to get started and a overview of the tools and accessories

We suggest searching Youtube for tips on how to create with a specific idea in mind. 


Policies & Guidelines

When using an ORL Makerspace, please follow these rules (PDFs):


To use an ORL Makerspace independently, all makers must:

You'll need a library card to use our maker tools. Get a card.