To schedule a 30 minute Makerspace orientation, please stop by the library, email email@example.com or call 882-9309. Printer will be run by library staff but patrons may run the electronic cutter. Walk-ins welcome.
The library is only able to provide free consumable materials on a limited basis for 3D printing. Please supply materials for the Cameo Silhouette and littleBits Electronics (we supply the Kits).
Please allow one-two weeks for prints to be completed. The library will allow up to 10 hours of printing per family per month.
Step 1: Browse Thingiverse or create your own 3D model to print.
Step 2: Email the library at firstname.lastname@example.org the design you want to use so we can okay the print. We recommend you send us the page link to the print you would like or the .STL file.
Step 3: Library staff will run the printer due to heated surfaces. Please allow one-two weeks for prints to be completed.
3D Printing Websites:
Frequently Asked Questions
What kind of filament do the 3D Printers use?
PLA (Polylactic Acid—a bioplastic derived from corn).
Is there a fee to print?
No, not at this time.
Are there limits to what I can print?
Yes, please see our Makerspace Policy. Also, some designs simply won’t work with our printers, and we do restrict prints based on the length of time the item will take to print. Please visit in person to find out more—print time varies greatly depending on the printer settings and individual design. Please allow one-two weeks for prints to be completed. The library will allow up to 10 hours of printing per family per month.
What file format is best for my design?
.STL saved on a thumb drive or SD Card.
Do you offer classes?
No, not at this time. We offer one-on-one instruction with appointment.