Rules & Policies

Maker Hub Rules

All Maker Hub participants must sign the Maker Hub Participation Assumption of Risk and Release Form prior to using any of the Maker Hub's resources (this can be done during your first visit to the Maker Hub). In addition, all visitors must abide by the following rules at all times:

  1. Visitors must sign in every time they visit the Maker Hub
  2. Close-toed shoes are required. Otherwise, dress like a maker! Avoid wearing baggy clothing and loose jewelry, as well as pull back long hair.
  3. No food is allowed in the Maker Hub, and beverages are allowed only in covered containers. 
  4. Tools may not be removed from the Maker Hub. Materials are to be used in the Maker Hub. Taking raw materials is prohibited.
  5. Follow the instructions of Maker Hub volunteers at all times.

Maker Hub Policies

No Weapons Policy

Crafting, modifying, or working on any form of weapon, including toy or replica versions, is expressly forbidden within the Maker Hub.

Odorous Materials Policy

To ensure a comfortable and health-conscious environment for all users of the Maker Hub, the use of any materials that release strong, noxious, or unpleasant odors within the Maker Hub is strictly prohibited. This includes, but is not limited to, spray paints, certain types of glue, and solvents.

Intellectual Property Policy

At the Maker Hub, we respect and value creativity. All projects conceived and created within the Maker Hub, with the exception of funded research projects and projects relating to existing Georgetown-owned IP, remain the exclusive intellectual property of the user. 

In addition to the rules and policies listed above, visitors must also abide by all Lauinger Library Policies at all times.

Maker Hub Values

  • Safety First!
  • Diversity: Everyone can be a maker, and the Maker Hub welcomes all points of view.
  • Accessibility: the Maker Hub is available to everyone regardless of ability. Projects are low-cost, and facilitation is available to those who need it.
  • Ecological Responsibility: The Maker Hub recycles and upcycles, and considers the environmental impact of our projects.
  • Learning by Doing: We break things, fail often, and try again.
  • Community: In the Maker Hub, we help each other, share ideas, and maintain the space together.
  • Innovation: Fostering creativity and innovation are core to our mission. For details about the ownership of inventions and patents, see Georgetown University's Intellectual Property Policy The Maker Hub counts as "incidental use of facilities".

Additional Information

Click through to our appendix for information on other maker resources and a list of makerspaces in the DC area.

Contact us

We are located on the first floor of Lauinger Library. As you exit the elevators or the stairs, turn left down the hallway and follow the signs to the Maker Hub.

Please contact us using our email:


The Maker Hub community would like to recognize the following people for their outstanding effort in creating and guiding the Maker Hub:

  • Beth Marhanka - Head of Outreach and Engagement (2016-present)
  • Don Undeen - Maker Hub Manager (2016-2021)