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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.

Lost wax rings

Lost Wax Carving in Studio 55 (City & North Campuses)

Come and join us for some jewellery making fun! In this workshop we will explore the method of ‘Lost Wax Carving’ to make your own custom wax ring. We will also provide info on where you can get your ring cast.

Book at City Campus      

Book at North Campus

Racing frog robots in Studio 55

Racing frog robots in Studio 55

Are you a fan of a bit of DIY robotic fun? Come and join us in making your own motorised cardboard racing frog! Not only will we give you everything you need to build one, but we will then race them off to win prizes! of 20 places available in this workshop.

Book your place


Hans Tommy
Community Engagement Coordinator

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