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

Located on Level One of Hamilton Central Library, Auaha is a space for the community to come and learn how to use creative technologies through self-directed learning. It's a collaborative work space for making, learning, exploring and sharing. You can do projects which require high tech or no tech tools. There is some cool tech available as well as lots of opportunities to explore and find new interests. We are keen to promote sustainability by up-cycling pre-loved materials where possible.

There are no bookings required (except for the studio), you can simply drop in to Auaha any time during our open hours. We also offer classes and sessions that are either drop-in or registration required. To find out what's happening in Auaha, check out What's on, Facebook and our Instagram.

What can I make in Auaha?

If our equipment can make it happen then so can you! To find out what's available, check out the Auaha equipment list

Anything that you make in Auaha must be in line with our behaviour and equipment guidelines.

What if I don’t know what I’m doing?

As it is a self-directed learning space, we encourage users to teach themselves how to use the equipment and software using the tutorials and resources we provide. If you get REALLY stuck, you are welcome to ask one of our Makerspace staff for help.

Opening hours

Wednesday: 10.30am - 4.30pm

Thursday: 10.30am - 4.30pm

Friday: 10.30am - 4.30pm

Saturday: 10am - 2pm

Bookings and enquiries 

You can make a booking for the studio by filling out the Studio booking form. For any other enquires, you can email the Auaha Team. Please note it can take up to 48 hours to receive confirmation of your bookings and enquiries. Our friendly Auaha librarians can discuss your projects with you and arrange an appointment with you if you require more in-depth learning with our equipment.