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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: 

  • GigLab
  • 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) * 
  • 4K Monitor
  • Oculus Rifts for dev and games
  • Screen Printing
  • Chattanooga Zine Library + zine making lab
  • Floor Loom
  • Sewing Machines
  • Needle Felting and Coloring Books
  • Power Tools
  • Hand Tools
  • Soldering Bench
  • Arduino Kits *
  • Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Mini soft box + lights for product photography 
  • 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

GigLab Launches on the 4th Floor

GigLab offers public access to gigabit connectivity in Chattanooga at the Public Library

The Chattanooga Public Library has been a part of the city’s gigabit ecosystem and infrastructure since 2012, when the 4th Floor became the first public library space in the United States to offer access to a full gig of speed. Now with GigLab the general public will have access to enterprise-level gigabit connected hardware,  plus short-session and hands on courses on networking, and other gigabit focused projects. Check out PHOTOS from launch day!