Join Us on the Maker[Space]Ship

With its collection of maker equipment and robotics, including a 3D printer, laser & vinyl cutter, a robot petting zoo, and a full suite of laptops, the Maker[Space]Ship provides the perfect way to blast off into STEAM orbit! Come out and join us at one of our public events.


Since its launch in December 2016, the Maker[Space]Ship has brought high-quality maker and tech-related programs to over 50,000 San José residents across the City. SJPL staff has taken the Maker[Space]Ship to schools, community centers, parks, and even stopped by the mall!

With on-board equipment, from laser cutters and robots to microscopes, the Maker[Space]Ship offers a variety of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, & Math) programs to participants of all ages.

During Winter 2020/21, the Maker[Space]Ship toured hard-to-reach neighborhoods throughout San José to bridge the digital divide. Through this Hotspot Tour, SJPL was able to offer residents the ability to check out Wi-Fi hotspot devices and register for a library card. During the nine-month tour, SJPL lent 270 hotspot devices and issued 127 new library cards to our community members!

Makerspace Guide Book

Makerspace Guide Book (PDF, 3.47 MB) - for librarians and educators looking to create their own mobile makerspace or expand their STEAM programming.

Virtual Tour

Your Support

Support the Maker[Space]Ship through the SJPL Foundation. Please select "Other" and write "Maker[Space]Ship" in the "Where to Give" section.

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