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The Hive

Image of mural in The HiveWelcome to the state-of-the-art makerspace located at the Main Library! It is a hub for STEAM learning, creativity, and community collaboration in Cambridge. Its mission is to provide free, hands-on learning opportunities to the Cambridge community, resources for personal projects, and to serve as a hub for skill sharing and creative collaboration.

What equipment and technology is available? The Hive is home to a fabrication lab, a multimedia recording studio, a podcasting studio and an extended reality lab (XR lab).Take a look at what we offer on our equipment page.

Who can be a maker in The Hive? The Hive is open to individuals with a Minuteman library card. The space is designed for independent use for patrons ages 12 and up and supervised use for children under the age of 12.

How do I get started? Find everything you need to get started as a maker here.

Are there classes to learn how to use the equipment and spaces? Yes! Check out workshops and other program offerings on our calendar.

How do I reserve equipment and spaces? Makers can reserve equipment in our fab lab and spaces (XR lab, multimedia studio, podcasting studio) through our booking system. Reservations can be made online, over the phone, or in person.  

When is it open?

Sun  Mon  Tue  Wed  Thu Fri   Sat
 Closed  1 p.m. - 5 p.m.  1 p.m. - 9 p.m.  1 p.m. - 9 p.m.  9 a.m. - 9 p.m.  9 a.m. - 5 p.m.  9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Please check our calendar to see when public programs are scheduled. The Hive hosts school and community partner programs in addition to our public offerings.

How do I contact The Hive?   Feel free to reach us by phone: 857-235-9819 or email: thehive@cambridgema.gov

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