4th Floor Makerspace

The 4th Floor is an educational facility with a focus on information, design, technology, and the applied arts. 

The 12,000 sq foot space hosts high tech equipment, expertise, and programs. 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.

Use of equipment and software is free, no library card required. Some stations do have material use costs, and a library card is required to check out Mobile 4 equipment.

For questions or equipment reservations please call 423-643-7753 or email 4thfloor@chattanooga.gov.

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About the Space

Current Features

Please note: Equipment and register are shut off at 5:45 pm, so projects and purchases must be completed before then.

  • Vinyl Plotters
  • Button Makers
  • Laminator
  • Hand Tools
  • Screen Printing
  • Adobe Creative Cloud
  • MakerBot 3D Printers
  • Epson Large Format Printer
  • CNC Router (by appointment only)
  • Photography Studio (by appointment only) 
  • Chattanooga Zine Library + zine making lab
  • Glowforge Laser Cutter (20″x12″ cutting area) 
  • Fiber Arts Studio with sewing machines, serger, and embroidery machine 
  • Event Space with sound system, stage, and presentation equipment (reservation required)
 First Time Users
1-on-1 Appointments are required for first time users of:
  • Screen Printing
  • Glowforge Laser Cutters
  • CNC Router
  • Sewing Machines
  • Embroidery Machine
  • Serger
  • Advanced Design for Vinyl, Posters, 3D Modeling, etc.
1-on-1 Appointments
  • 1 hour of teaching time with a Makerspace Specialist on 1 station
  • Must be scheduled 24 hours advance
  • Reserve by emailing 4thfloor@chattanooga.gov
  • Must be confirmed by a Specialist via email, phone, or in person
  • If more time is needed, please request at the time of booking
Independent reservations
  • Up to 3 hours of independent work time on 1 station
  • Must specify exact length of time needed
  • Reserve by emailing 4thfloor@chattanooga.gov
  • Must be confirmed by a Specialist via email, phone, or in person
  • Include a phone number in case of rescheduling
  • Walk-ins available based on availability
  • Does not guarantee time, assistance, or equipment
  • Schedule appointments and reservations will affect availability

Cost of Materials

Prices subject to change. Please call or email to confirm current pricing.

  • 15" Sticker $0.70/ft
  • 24" Sticker $1.25/ft
  • 24" Specialty Vinyl $2.35/ft
  • Heat Press $2.30/ft
Large Format Paper
  • 24" Glossy $4.00/ft
  • 36" Matte $2.65/ft
  • Poster Tubes $2.65/ea.

Limit to 2 per patron per visit

  • 1" Pack of 25 $1.75/ea.
  • 1.75" Pack of 25 $2.05/ea.
  • Color Inkjet $1.00/ea.
  • Black and White Copies $0.10/ea.
3D Printer
  • Lamination $0.50/ft
Tote Bags
  • Black or Natural Canvas $1.75/ea.
Glowforge Cutter
  • 12"x20" Sheets $4.50/ea.


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