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LAPL Labs: Creativity Within Reach


Octavia Lab logo

All you need in order to create a universe is a library and your imagination.

Octavia Lab in Central Library is our new do-it-yourself maker space and audiovisual studio, located in LL2.

Call us at 213-228-7150 to reserve a computer, equipment, or studio.

Lab Hours

  • Mondays 1 - 5 p.m.
  • Tuesdays 1 - 5 p.m.
  • Wednesdays 3:30 - 7:30 p.m.
  • Thursdays 3:30 - 7:30 p.m.
  • Fridays 1 - 5 p.m.
  • Saturdays 1 - 5 p.m.


black-and-white portrait of Octavia Butler

Octavia Butler

Octavia Lab honors Octavia Butler, a bestselling author and acclaimed pioneer of science fiction who broke ground in the male-dominated genre.

3D printed cat stamp

3D Printers

Ever think about prototyping your invention? Learn how to 3D print your ideas in the Lab.

close up to a hand turning the knob of our gumball machine

Need Inspiration?

Our acorn gumball machine is packed with project inspirations that involve the equipment in the Octavia Lab.