CLEARWATER, FL. - When you think of a library, books are probably the first thing that comes to mind.

The Clearwater public library has plenty of books, but they also have things you may not expect, like 3-D printers and laser engravers.

They’re a part of the library's Maker Studios, which not only opens this technology up to the Pinellas County, but teaches residents how to use it.

"Libraries are one of the only places where you can actually have free access to the technology and information available to the professionals. We have presenters coming in that can teach, and we have the equipment here," said Rino Landa, the Maker Studios Coordinator.

There are several different "Maker Studios," that allow access to audiovisual equipment, Adobe software, and equipment that lets you digitize vinyl records, VHS tapes, and old photos. For a complete list of the Maker Studios visit this website.

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