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Create, Play, Learn at the library

Get hands on with the latest technology from the library.

Welcome to Bayside Library’s creative space, ‘Create Play Learn’. Customers of the Library have access to 3D printers, audio and visual equipment, craft cutters as well as other hardware and software tools that they can use for free to create pretty much anything they can imagine. (Some machines require additional materials which may be purchased for a fee.)

To learn more about using some of the equipment and software in Create, Play, Learn, or improve your design, coding, or multimedia production skills, check out:

Get started with coding

Program of Create, Play, Learn events

What equipment is in the Create, Play, Learn Space?

•    Virtual reality headsets
•    Vinyl records to digital converter
•    Slide photographs to digital converter
•    VHS tape to digital converter
•    LEAP motion
•    Photo printer to print pictures directly off your smartphone (for a small charge)
•    iPads
•    3D printer (staff assisted only)
•    Craft Cutter

Sandringham Library's Silhouette cutting machine is open for use by the public. All you need to get started is to purchase a cutting mat and attend one of our monthly introduction sessions. The Silhouette Cameo machine can be used to cut paper, vinyl, heat transfers, stickers and so much more! Make your own pop up cards, custom clothing, Christmas and other holiday decorations, vinyl laptop or wall decals, scrapbook pages and paper toys.

Can equipment be borrowed?

Yes!  We want to inspire learning in science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics. Experiment and explore with our collection of robotic, educational and digital converter kits available to borrow. 
Library members can borrow kits from the “Create, Play, Learn at Home” collection for a period of 2 weeks.
View our catalogue of kits and reserve your copy. Kits need to be handed to a staff member on return.

3D Printing

Submit a file for 3D printing (service currently unavailable)


Contact CreatePlayLearn [at] bayside.vic.gov.au (subject: Question%20about%20Bayside%20Create%20Play%20Learn, body: My%20question%20about%20Bayside%20Library's%20Create%20Play%20Learn%20program%20is%20)

Boy playing LEAP games