Auaha is a space for our community to come in and learn how to use creative technologies through self-directed learning. It's a collaborative work space for making, learning, exploring and sharing.

The core of Auaha is based around STEAM learning (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Maths) with access to electronics, 3D printing, 3D modelling, robotics and much more available in the space.

Learn more about Auaha Makerspace

Auaha is a self-directed learning space, and we have prepared guides on how to use our equipment. Plenty of resources are available via our library's collections and other tools and tutorials from around the web.

View tutorials and resources


Our Auaha Makerspace Locations

Auaha Makerspace - Te Kete Aronui - Rototuna Library 

Opening hours

Monday: 9.30am - 5.30pm
Tuesday: 9.30am - 5.30pm
Wednesday: 9.30am - 5.30pm
Thursday: 9.30am - 8pm
Friday: 9.30am - 5.30pm
Saturday: 9.30am - 5pm
Sunday: 9.30am - 5pm

Auaha Makerspace - Central Library 

Opening hours

Wednesday: 10.30am - 4.30pm
Thursday: 10.30am - 4.30pm
Friday: 10.30am - 4.30pm
Saturday: 10am - 2pm

What is available in Auaha?

In the space, we have 3D printers, a vinyl printer and cutter, an engraver, a sewing machine, an embroidery machine and much more!

See equipment available in Auaha

Are there any fees or charges?

We've set up Auaha to have no or low costs for making. You can pay for the materials supplied by Auaha, or bring in some of your own materials to use, at no cost. These materials will need to meet our safety guidelines and may need a test piece available for calibration.

Find out more about fees and charges

Make a Booking

Most of our equipment doesn't require a booking, but you can email us if you want to ensure a specific piece of equipment is available for you when you visit us. Check our equipment pages for more information. We also offer one-on-one sessions with a facilitator at Auaha.

If you would like to use our recording studio, you will need to make a booking which will be confirmed within 48 hours.

Recording Studio Booking Form

We require everyone who visits the Auaha to follow staff instructions immediately for health and safety reasons. You may be required to have a safety briefing for our equipment. You must check in with staff before you begin work every time you visit us, no matter how experienced you become.

Visitors must wear shoes and any safety gear provided without fail. Some tools may require staff supervision while you are using them. 

Hamilton City Libraries reserves the right to refuse any request if we feel it is in breach of our guidelines or is otherwise inappropriate.

Behaviour and equipment guidelines