3D Printing Policy

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

Patrons are not permitted to use the Library’s 3D printer to create objects which are:

  • Prohibited by local, state or federal law.
  • Unsafe, harmful, dangerous or pose a threat to the well-being of others.
  • In violation of the terms of use of the manufacturer of the 3D printer.
  • Obscene, sexually explicit or inappropriate for the library environment.
  • In violation of a person’s intellectual property rights, e.g. the printer may not be used to reproduce objects which are protected by a copyright, patent or trademark.

The Library reserves the right to review and approve all materials before printing. The Library
recognizes that an original design is the property of the designer and we will not duplicate that
design for someone else. The Library cannot guarantee that a print job will be completed within a
particular time frame. The Library cannot guarantee and is not liable for the final appearance of 3D
printed objects. The Library is not liable for any damages, human injury, and/or costs in the event
of a failure of a 3D printed object. If a 3D printed object is not picked up after 14 days, it becomes
the Library’s property and a charge will be put on the patron’s library card.

The Library reserves all rights to:

  • Refuse any 3D print request.
  • Stop printing a request due to time or printer capabilities.
  • Set a limit for the maximum amount of time a print job may take.
  • Charge users for print requests.
  • Limit the number of print requests.
  • Limit access to and determine priority of 3D printing services.
  • Change these rules at any time.