Canada Day: ORL locations will be closed on Friday, July 1, for Canada Day. Regular hours resume on Saturday, July 2.
Use our Cricut Maker cutting machine to quickly and accurately cut hundreds of materials, helping you make almost any DIY project.
Available at Westside Learning Lab & Downtown Kelowna Library Branch, Vernon Branch, Golden Branch, and at Lumby Branch.
The Cricut Maker is available for all ORL cardholders to use. You must first complete an online certification course before you can reserve and use this tool independently: https://my.nicheacademy.com/orlbc/course/24288.
You will be asked to create a Niche Academy account (requires email address) to view the full course.
You must agree and adhere to ORL’s Makerspace Guidelines and the Maker Agreement.
Bring your own materials to be cut on the machine. The library will not be providing materials for patrons at this time.
Go to Spaces, our online booking calendar, to browse and reserve our maker stations and tools. You will be asked to create a Spaces account (and confirm your email address) in order to complete your first booking request.
Online reservation is available for maker stations at the Westside Learning Lab, the Downtown Kelowna Branch, Lumby Branch, and Vernon branch. Please contact Golden Branch directly to book this maker station.
Cricut Maker machine
Cricut cutting mats (varying grip strength, 12x12 and 12x24)
Cricut tool set (scissors, tweezers, weeder, scraper, spatula)
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:
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.
Check our events calendar to see when Cricut workshops are being offered.
Watch how to get started tutorials and find other learning resources:
Check out the 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.
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.