The University Libraries have created two new university-wide Makerspaces and we are looking for volunteers to welcome and support users in the spaces and help grow them and chart their future.  The spaces are the Walter Library Breakerspace and the Bio-Medical Library Makerspace. These spaces support all kinds of making, from 3D printing and electronics to embroidery/sewing and papercrafts.  They are open for individual work, collaboration, and host regular training, events and tutorials.

Volunteers do not need any previous experience or skills with making equipment, just an interest in making stuff and helping others.  We are looking for people that can volunteer 3 or more hours a week, at either location.  Volunteers will welcome people into the spaces, teach them how to use the equipment and resources, and actively gather ideas and suggestions for how the spaces could be improved.  There will also be opportunities to directly shape the look, culture and future of the spaces and to plan and lead classes, tutorials, and project-focused events.

Gain experience with using emerging technologies, team building, leadership, and instruction that you can then demonstrate on graduate school or job applications. Come and meet new students from across campus, work on your own course work, and have fun.

Join our community

Student volunteers play a critical role in the mission of the Libraries Makerspaces. Ready to help build a community?

» Sign Up Form

Meet team Breaker

Our team of Breakerspace volunteers is made up of students from all class years and from all across campus.

» Learn more about our volunteers



Below are our regular open semester hours.

ClockA circle with lines representing a clock faceHours:
Sun: 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Mon: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Tue: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Wed: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Thu: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Fri: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sat: 12:00pm - 5:00pm

Equipment is available for use during the following scheduled volunteer hours.

ClockA circle with lines representing a clock faceHours:
Sun: 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Mon: 10:00am - 2:00pm
Tue: 10:00am - 4:00pm
Thu: 11:00am - 5:00pm
Fri: 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Sat: 12:00pm - 5:00pm

For information on our other UMN Libraries Makerspace location, visit the Bio-Medical Library located in Diehl Hall.