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Our Vision: The 4th floor is a public laboratory and educational facility with a focus on information, design, technology, and the applied arts. The more than 12,000 sq foot space hosts equipment, expertise, programs, events, and meetings that work within this scope. While traditional library spaces support the consumption of knowledge by offering access to media, the 4th floor is unique because it supports the production, connection, and sharing of knowledge by offering access to tools and instruction.

4th Floor hours:  
Monday through Thursday 9am-8pm

Friday + Saturday 9am-6pm. 

For questions or equipment reservations please call 423-643-7753. Reservations can also be made in person by visiting the space during regular operating hours. 

Current Features: 

  • Lulzbot Taz and MakerBot Rep2 3D Printers (fees: $0.06 per gram of PLA used) *
  • Laser Cutter (20"x12" cutting area) (no fees but must supply your own material) *
  • Vinyl Plotter (fees: $0.30 per square foot of vinyl used) * 
  • CNC Router ((by appointment only)
  • Photography Studio. Headshots and product photography (by appointment only) 
  • 4K Monitor
  • HTC Vive Virtual Reality Booth 
  • Screen Printing and Heat Press
  • Chattanooga Zine Library + zine making lab, button maker
  • Floor Loom
  • Sewing Lab with sewing machines, serger, embroidery machine *
  • Power Tools
  • Hand Tools
  • Soldering Bench
  • Arduino and Electronics Project Kits *
  • Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Agile co-working spaces with white boards, projectors, couches, tables. 
  • Special Event Space with sound system, stage, and presentation equipment
  • More to Come!

*Chattanooga Public Library Card in good standing is required.

Tech Goes Home CHA strives to ensure that all residents of Chattanooga and the greater Hamilton County area are equipped with the tools, training, and access to support 21st century skills development. The program is

4th Floor launches Chattanooga Zine Library

The new Chattanooga Zine Library on the 4th Floor of the Chattanooga Public Library

Radical. Raunchy. Heartfelt. Hardcore. The new Chattanooga Zine Library on the 4th Floor features the best newly published zines from across the country and the UK, as well as hundreds of vintage punk, politcal and personal zines. 

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