Station north tool library

Bradley S. Barker

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Station North Tool Library is first and foremost a space that provides low-cost access to tools and information to residents in the Station North Arts and Entertainment District of Baltimore, Maryland. Unique in the fact that the tool library has a maker-type workshop space and offers classes and open times for members to make and create. With a staff of four full-time employees and a total square footage of 2,000 ft2 (186 m2), the space is not large but has a strong presence in the community and a membership that numbers around 2,300 individuals. Membership is based on a sliding scale at $1 per $1000 of income. Learning communities are supported in the space through inclusivity of all members and a management flat-structure where everyone is treated with respect and dignity. This chapter explores the Station North Tool Library.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationResearch Anthology on Makerspaces and 3D Printing in Education
PublisherIGI Global
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9781668462966
ISBN (Print)9781668462959
StatePublished - May 6 2022

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Computer Science(all)


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