Business Hours

Access Fort Wayne is located on the first floor of the Main Library. AFW operates during the Main Library’s regular hours:

Sunday 12 pm - 5 pm
(Closed Memorial Day to Labor Day)
Monday - Thursday 9 am - 9 pm
Friday & Saturday 9 am - 6 pm

Studio Production Times

Access Fort Wayne's Studio A and Studio B are available for production on a first come, first serve basis at no charge to Allen County residents. Equipment can be reserved up to 60 days in advance of the production date. Producers wishing to schedule production time must have signed our Operating Policies form. To schedule time, call the office at (260) 421-1250. The current hours for production are:

Monday, Tuesday & Thursday 9 am – 12 pm
1 pm – 4 pm
4 pm – 6 pm
6 pm – 9 pm
Wednesday 4 pm – 6 pm
6 pm – 9 pm
Friday & Saturday 9 am – 12 pm
1 pm – 4 pm

Producers are allowed 2 studio production times per month.

Producer Responsibilities

Producers are expected to schedule a full volunteer crew of 2 studio camera operators and 1 audio operator for each studio production. Volunteer crew lists are available in the Access Fort Wayne reception area.


Access Fort Wayne provides two different ways for producers to edit their programs: linear and non-linear editing. The station contains two Final Cut computers, three iMovie computers, and a linear editing bay for producer use. Staff will gladly schedule time to teach producers how to edit on these systems.

3D Printing in the Maker Lab at Main

3D Printed Items cost is per item once successfully printed via one of our MakerBot Replicator 2 or Affinia 3D Printing Machines dependent on time to print.

$1.00 for items printed in up to an hour. 
$2.00 for items printed between 1 hour and 2 hours.
$3.00 for items printed between 2 hours and 3 hours.
$4.00 for items printed over 3 hours.

3D Printing can be achieved by bringing a 3D file in the .obj .thing or .stl file formats.

If you do not have the ability to create one of those files you can use some freeware services available on the internet.


you can take a tutorial that will easily teach you how to use template objects to build a design for whatever you may wish to print. On this site you can create a free user account to save multiple designs, you are able to go back to a design to modify or print again


you can browse through already designed items that can easily be downloaded and printed

3D Print objects can take a number of hours to print on the machines depending on complexity of design, size and quality setting desired. Please plan accordingly for this. ACPL Staff must Pause a print overnight as there is a fire hazard to allowing the machines to run while no staff are present. If you leave a print running please provide staff with your name and contact information as well as a description of the final product.
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