Auaha is a self-directed learning space, where the community can come to upskill and innovate through the use of emerging technology. The core of Auaha is based around STEAM learning (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Maths) with access to electronics, 3D printing, 3D modelling, laser cutting, robotics and much more available in the space.

Opening hours:

Wednesday - Friday 10.30am - 4.30pm and Saturday 10am - 2pm.

Auaha logo has colourful bubbles around the letter A. Underneath it says 'A space to create'.

Auaha Makerspace, located at Central Library, 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. It is open between Wednesday - Saturday. 

Find out more about Auaha.

equipment at auaha written on a background of graffiti.

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

Equipment available in Auaha.

Fees and charges written in graffiti font.

We've set up Auaha to have no or low costs for making. Customers can also bring in some of  their own materials to use, at no cost. These materials will need to meet our safety guidelines and have a test piece available for calibration.

Find out more about fees and charges.

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You can email us if you want to use our equipment and to ensure that it is available for you when you visit us. We also offer one-on-one sessions with a facilitator at Auaha. 

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

Studio booking form.

Please note: Auaha Makerspace may be impacted due to Covid-19. See our Covid-19 Updates for more information.

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

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