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Makerspaces are shared creative spaces, aimed at providing tools and resources to enable various forms of ‘making’. AUT Library believes that the philosophy behind makerspaces allows us to offer alternatives to traditional library study spaces and a place for our students to incorporate ‘making’ as a part of their library experience. AUT Library is not just a place for books and desks. In diversifying our offering as a library we're working with our students to provide more options in the ways you can use the library.

Throughout the academic year, AUT Library provides creative workshops and events, which are free for AUT students. Keep an eye out on this page for upcoming events and book your place!


Working with faculty

Studio 55 is available to AUT staff as a teaching space. It is not bookable online, so please email Hans for enquiries.

Where is it?

Studio 55 is AUT Library’s makerspace, located on the 3rd floor of the city campus library. It is located next to the Learning Communities space. Pop-up makerspace events at North and South campuses are also on offer during the year. Keep an eye on this page for future dates.

Harakeke Weaving

11am – 1pm, Wed Sep 11

Come and celebrate Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori with a bit of harakeke (flax) weaving! We will walk you through the tikanga (customs) involved in collecting and weaving with flax, as well as giving the weaving itself a go. There is no need to book, just come along and join the fun! We’ll supply everything you need and the workshop is completely free for AUT students and staff. With respect to traditional Maori customs (tikanga), no food or drink may be consumed during the workshop.


Hans Tommy
Community Engagement Coordinator

Email: hans.tommy@aut.ac.nz
Phone: 09 921 9999 x6039