The Library offers a 3D printing service. There is no charge for the service, but the Library welcomes cash donations to support the service.
Customers may not use the Library’s 3D printing service to create the following:
- Objects that are prohibited by local, state, or federal law.
- Objects that look like, function as, or appear to function as weapons, ammunition, or weapon additions or accessories, including toy weapons, ammunition, or additions or accessories.
- Objects that are unsafe, harmful, dangerous, or pose an immediate threat to the well-being of others.
- Objects that are in violation of another’s intellectual property rights, or subject to copyright, patent or trademark protection.
- Objects that are otherwise inappropriate for the Library environment, as determined by Library staff.
The Library disclaims all knowledge of, and does not accept responsibility for, the purpose or use of any item created with the 3D printer.
Customers may only request one object to be printed at a time. This is to ensure that all customers have the opportunity to have files printed in a timely manner. Once a print job has been picked up, the customer is welcome to submit another request.
Only the Library’s PLA filament may be used in the 3D printer. Customers may choose one color from a list of available filament colors for their print. Maximum build volume is 25 x 21 x 21 cm. The accepted file format is .stl. File size and maximum length of print time allowed for each customer will be regulated according to demand.
The Library reserves all rights to:
- Prioritize a request due to time or printer capabilities.
- Set a limit to the maximum amount of time a print job may take.
- Use the 3D printing service for programs and activities, making it temporarily unavailable to the public.
- Charge users for print requests.
- Limit the number of print requests.
- Refuse any 3D print request.
Customers will be notified when their finished object is ready for pickup at the selected branch. If after seven days, the object has not been picked up, the object becomes the property of the Library.
Finished objects may have support material attached to them. Support material should be removed carefully. Library staff will not remove support material.
Replacements will not be given if customers are not satisfied with the color, quality, size, or other option within the customer’s control. We will not reprint objects that fail due to design error. Customers should check their design carefully from all sides before submitting. Library staff will reprint any object that fails as a result of printer or filament malfunction. This may add to the production time.
Printed objects may be photographed and displayed on the Library’s website or social media.