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Innovation Studio

A place to gather, create, learn and collaborate on projects

 NOTICE 1/5/22: The Innovation Studio is open by appointment only due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Reservations can be made using our new online booking system.

Innovation Studio

The Xavier University of Louisiana Library's Innovation Studio complements and expands the library’s role in supporting a holistic learning environment and promoting a cycle of life-long learning among students and faculty. The Innovation Studio empowers members of the Xavier community to transform their ideas into a new reality by making something tangible or visible. Members of the community will engage with the equipment and materials, but more importantly with each other, so as to test new concepts, discover solutions to problems, and use their intellect and creativity in new ways

The Innovation Studio is open to all students, faculty and staff.  We have 3D Printers, CNC Mills, A Full Spectrum Laser cutter, a Brother Sewing Machine, A Juke Serger, Crochet Needles and Yarn, Cross stitch Materials, Jewelry Making Supplies, Cricut Maker, Raspberry Pi, Arduino boards and kits.  

Patrons are welcome to use the machines to create and collaborate on projects to test new ideas, after signing in and training with Innovation studio staff.    

Currently, there is no charge for the use of the Studio or materials.  If you bring your own material, please check with the staff to make sure it is appropriate for the equipment.  

If you have a specific project in mind that you'd like to make, we encourage you to contact us at innovationstudio@xula.edu before you come in to see how we can help. 

We have various colors of PLA filament, plywood, clear acrylic, yarn, fabric swatches, various colors of thread, cardstock, and other crafting materials. Stop by to see our full inventory and discover what you can make!

Carvey Group Tutorial
Sewing Basics Workshop
Student Changing Filament on 3D Printer
Sewing Tutorial
Student Working on 3D Printed Object
Sewing Bascis Workshop
3D Printing Tutorial
Carvey CNC Milling Machine
Sewing Basics Workshop
Cricut Supplies
Tour of Innovation Studio