Both our offices in Lowertown Saint Paul and Fergus Falls house Resource Centers, offering individual artists and small organizations access to a full array of equipment, tools, and services in an informal, self-directed environment. Stop by during drop-in hours or make an appointment to scan some slides, research travel grants, learn to use Drupal, read up on resumes, or print some flyers.
Visit our two Resource Centers
LOWERTOWN RESOURCE CENTER
Drop-in hours: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., Tuesday - Friday
Reservation hours: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., Monday - Friday
Next-day reservations must be made before 4:00 p.m. the previous day. Unfortunately, we cannot accept same-day reservations.
Note: After December 20, 2019, the Resource Center at Springboard for the Art’s Lowertown location will close permanently in preparation for our move to University Ave. The new Vickie Benson Resource Lab will open in Spring 2020 on the mezzanine level at Springboard for the Art’s new building at 262 University Ave. W. in St. Paul. Watch this page for details in 2020!
The Resource Center is closed on New Year's Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and the following Friday, and Christmas. We're also closed the week of July 4th and the week following Christmas (please see our Facebook page for specific closure information).
308 Prince St. #270 (second floor), St. Paul, MN 55101
phone: (651) 789-6289
Software available on all Mac workstations
Equipment available on all Mac workstations
- + Brother 575 fax machine
- + Dahle 552 Professional Rolling Trimmer (20" cut length, 20 sheet capacity)
- + Dymo 10 kg. / 22 lb. digital postal scale
- + Gange Porta-Trace stainless steel light box
- + X-Acto 12x18 self-healing cutting mat
- + Long-arm stapler and heavy duty 3-hole punch
- + Portable Photo Studio / Light Tent Cube Box, 25'' x 30'' x 25" (email to reserve; please provide your own camera)
FERGUS FALLS RESOURCE CENTER
Hours: 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday - Thursday, Friday by appt.
201 West Lincoln Ave, Fergus Falls, MN 56537
phone: (218) 998-4037
Available at both locations
Lynda.com (MELSA library card required)
Art Fair Sourcebook (Minnesota and Wisconsin listings)
Staff log-in required to access.
We offer do-it-yourself printing from any of our workstations, on regular or cardstock, and either 8.5" x 11" and 11" x 17". Check the Resource Center for pricing.
We have over forty titles in our library that can be loaned out to users for seven days at no charge. These include how-to manuals, collections of sample contracts, popular professional development titles, and much more. Borrowers can take out one book at a time. You can browse our catalog of print resources on our Goodreads page. There's no charge or application process, but you will be asked to fill out an agreement form. Email our Lowertown or Fergus Falls office for more information.