Innovation Lab Membership

Become an Innovation Lab member!

Library Card Required

Becoming an Innovation Lab member requires a library card in good standing with $10 or less in fees on it. It does not have to be a Saint Paul library card. If you have a library card, please reply and I will check our records. If you do not have any library card, please visit one of our branches with Library Express service to obtain a card.


Members must complete a short (1-hour) online orientation prior to their first appointment:

Please make sure to fill out the member information form, opens a new window and agree to the Innovation lab policies.

Please let us know what equipment you wish to use and we will email you training materials. You must finish the training prior to your first appointment.

Here are tutorials for our most-used equipment:


When you make your first appointment, staff will be with you the first 15 minutes to get you set up in a safe, socially-distanced fashion. They will also be available if you have questions. To ensure you have the assistance you need, Innovation Lab staff will need to get back to you to confirm that staff is available.

Please call 651-266-7000 for an appointment.

Here are the rules for Lab appointments during COVID. If they contradict the New Member Orientation, the COVID rules are the correct ones.

Appointments for popular equipment like the laser engraver and recording studio may need to be made a few weeks out. Your appointment can be up to 4 hours.

If you are unable to view the online tutorials at home, let us know and we will make other arrangements.

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