Policy

Eglin Digital Library
Makerspace Policy
Updated November 2018

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

  • Prohibited by local, state or federal law.
  • Unsafe, harmful, dangerous or poses an immediate threat to the well-being of others. This includes weapons or life-like replicas, parts of weapons, ammunition, and defensive as well as offensive weapons.
  • Obscene or otherwise inappropriate for the Library environment.
  • 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. 
  • The library reserves the right to refuse any 3D print request.
  • Please allow two-three weeks for prints to be completed. The library will allow up to 10 hours of printing per month per family.
  • The Eglin Digital Library (EDL) MakerSpace is open by appointment: Monday – Friday 9 am – 3 pm. Library staff will run machine due to heated surfaces.
  • The Eglin Digital Library MakerSpace  is open for use to active duty, military students, retired military, and DoD civilian personnel.
  • Projects must be approved by staff prior to use of 3D printer and vinyl cutter. The link and files must be emailed to eglinlibrary.com.
  • The Eglin Digital Library is only able to provide free consumable materials on a limited basis. The maker agrees to avoid wasting supplies and materials.
  • The Eglin Digital Library does not accept responsibility if a project is destroyed, does not print correctly, or does not work.
  • The maker agrees that the Eglin Digital Library is not responsible for any manufacturing defects or the quality or workmanship of any of the tools, materials or equipment supplied by the EDL, or for the quality or condition of a user’s project.
  • Users must provide their own external storage devices.
  • Any work saved on the computers in the MakerSpace will be deleted once you are logged off and cannot be recovered.
  • The Eglin Digital Library is not responsible for damage to personal computers, nor for the loss of data or information, nor for liability that occurs from the use of the library’s internet connection, library software, or hardware.
  • The library is not responsible for anything left behind in the MakerSpace after you use it.

What can you print?

Whatever you can print in 5 hours and meets the standards of bullet 7 above. Please allow two-three weeks for prints to be completed. The library will allow up to 10 hours of printing per month per family.

If the print has to finish after hours (i.e., customer started printing at 3pm, but print won’t finish until 5pm), staff will put finished print behind desk. 

Makerspace users agree NOT to:

  • Use the MakerSpace’s computers for illegal activities, advertising, lobbying, or commercial purposes.
  • Modify any hardware or software on the MakerSpace computers.

First time users must read the MakerSpace Policies and Procedures and sign the agreement form stating that they will comply with the rules and makers are financially responsible for any misuse or damage to MakerSpace equipment.

Violation of the rules, responsibilities, and agreements set forth in these policies, loss of library privileges for violation of these policies may occur.