3D Printer

How do I get started?

1. Create a new design using a 3D modeling software.
2. Make a reservation for the 3D printer station.
3. Bring your file to the library for printing.
4. Your prints can be picked up at the reference desk.


What are the rules?

The Library's 3D printers are available to the public to make three-dimensional objects in plastic using a design that is uploaded from a digital computer file.

I.  The Library's 3D printers may be used only for lawful purposes.  The public will not be permitted to use the Library's 3D printers to create material that is:

  a. Prohibited by local, state or federal law.

  b.  Unsafe, harmful, dangerous or poses an immediate threat to the well-being of others.  (Such use may violate the terms of use of the manufacturer.)

  c.  Obscene or otherwise inappropriate for the Library environment.

  d.  In violation of another's intellectual property rights.  For example, the printers will not be used to reproduce material that is subject to copyright, patent or trademark protection.

II.  The Library reserves the right to refuse any 3D print request.

III.  Cost:  3D printing at the Library is currently free, thanks to support from the Library Foundation.

IV.  Items printed from Library 3D printers that are not picked up within 7 days will become property of the Library.  Items must be picked up by the individual who printed them.

V.  Only designated Library staff and volunteers will have hands-on access to the 3D printer.

VI.  The Library is not liable for any malfunctions or misprints.

VII.  You must be present at your 3D printing appointment.  Library staff will teach you how to use the 3D printer to get your object started.  To learn how to create designs, we can provide you with a list of helpful tutorials.  We do recommend you either stay for the length of your print, or check in with your print periodically.