Square One is a large, free, public library makerspace in Woodland, California. We have equipment and supplies for laser cutting, screen printing, 3d printing, woodworking, vinyl cutting, sewing, electronics, digital media arts, and more.
Most equipment and supplies in Square One are available to the public on a drop in basis during open hours. Patrons are always welcome to drop by and use equipment that is not in use, or to call ahead and check availability. Reservations for space in Square One are available, but not required.
Patrons must complete the Basic Use and Safety (BUS) class to independently use the Laser Cutter, 3D Printers, Woodshop, Electronics Bench, and Sewing Machines. BUS appointments are offered on a regular basis, as staffing allows.
A valid Woodland Public Library card and signed waiver are required to use Square One. All other supplies and equipment in Square One are available on a drop in basis.
Square One offers two types of classes:
Basic Use & Safety and Workshops
Basic Use and Safety (BUS) classes are designed to teach patrons how to use a specific piece of equipment and operate it safely and independently. We currently have BUS classes for the Laser Cutter (14+), 3D Printers (12+), Woodshop (18+), Electronics (12+), and Sewing (12+). These ages are suggestions, with the exception of the Woodshop BUS - an adult must be present for that training.
After completing a BUS class, patrons may bring in one person to work with on a project with them.
Workshops classes offer a specific project that can be done with little or no prerequisites. We are working on new workshops for the new year!
Check the calendar for dates and times of upcoming workshops.
What do I need?
To use Square One, individuals must have a valid Woodland Public Library card in good standing, photo ID, and a signed liability waiver (PDF). Patrons under 18 must have a minor waiver (PDF) signed by a parent or guardian.
Square One users must wear closed-toe shoes while in the space.
All supplies to use Square One equipment are provided, but patrons are welcome to bring their own.