The Hive


Cambridge Public Library

Cambridge Public Library Logo.

This is our state-of-the-art makerspace at the Main Library. It is a hub for learning, creativity, and collaboration filled with beginner to professional-level workshops and equipment

Registration required

  • Sign-up is ongoing

You must completed specific training courses first, then signup for open time slots to attend workshops or reserve the equipment. Find everything you need to get started as a maker here. 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. Or check out workshops and other program offerings on our calendar.


This Program is free!


  • In-person only.

Main Library

449 Broadway
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States


Mid Cambridge

Dates and Times

This is an ongoing program.

The Hive schedule is:

  • Monday = 1 PM - 5 PM 
  • Tues & Weds = 1 PM - 9 PM
  • Thursday = 9 AM - 9 PM 
  • Fri & Sat = 9 AM - 5 PM
  • Teen Takeover 3:30-5:30PM Wednesdays
  • Teen Room Activities 1-2PM on Fridays

Additional information

The Hive's mission is to provide free, hands-on STEAM learning opportunities, resources for personal projects, and to serve as a space for skill sharing and creative collaboration. 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.

We offer workshops to become familiar with our equipment and spaces, special programs for school and community groups, project-based activities, along with time and materials for individuals to work on their own projects with the support of our trained team. 

Weekly drop in Teen Takeover in The Hive with hands-on making activities including t-shirt design, sticker-making, music production and more: Wednesdays 3:30-5:30

Regular Friday pop-up making activities in Teen Room: 1-2 Fridays each month



Cambridge Public Library Logo.
This is an ongoing program.
View more dates

The Hive

Cambridge Main Library

More information:
Request assistance

Is this page inaccurate or outdated? Please let us know! Report Inaccuracy

Last updated April 27, 2024.