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LAPL Labs: Creativity Within Reach

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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. Email us at octavialab@lapl.org for more information about the Lab.

For group visits of the Octavia Lab for teens or kids of more than 10 people, please contact Children's Literature at 213-228-7250 or Teen'Scape (the teen department) at 213-228-7290 to make the arrangements.

For adult group visits of the Octavia Lab, please contact the Lab at 213-228-7150.

Please take a minute to fill out our survey about the Lab and enter yourself into an opportunity drawing for a $25 gift certificate to the Library Store. Survey is open until 8/31.

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.

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black-and-white illustration 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.


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