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The Studio FAQs


What can I do during open drop-in hours?

Open hours are designed for people who want to work independently. Staff can assist with general inquiries during this time, but access to equipment and assistance may be limited. 

What if someone else is using the equipment I want to use?

Use of the equipment is on a first come, first served basis.  If you need to use a specific piece of equipment, we recommend making a reservation.

Can I reserve time in the Studio?

Yes.  Once you’ve completed the orientation, you can reserve the Studio for up to 2 hours per day.  Fill out this form or call 847-720-3230 to make a reservation.   

Do I need to bring my own supplies?

Yes, we recommend bringing your own supplies.  The library has limited supplies on hand. If you want to check availability, please contact the library at  Personal supplies must be approved for use by Studio staff.