3D Printing Guidelines


Intended Use

The Library strives to offer community access to technologies that inspire creativity, learning and innovation. A 3D printer is available for library users to make three-dimensional objects using a design that is uploaded from a digital computer file. The Library’s 3D printer may only be used for lawful purposes and be for objects appropriate for a public library.



Users will not be permitted to use the Library’s 3D printer to create material that is:

    • prohibited by local, state or federal law
    • unsafe, harmful, dangerous, or an immediate threat to the well-being of others
    • construed as having the intent to harm
    • obscene or otherwise inappropriate for the Library environment
    • in violation of another’s intellectual property rights
  1. The print must fit within the printer’s volume.
  2. Printed objects must not infringe upon any third party’s intellectual property rights. By submitting content or objects, the user agrees to assume all responsibility for, and shall hold the library harmless in, all matters related to patented, trademarked, or copyrighted materials.
  3. The library is not responsible for any damage, loss, or security of data arising from the use of its computers, equipment or network, nor for the functionality or quality of content produced on the 3D printer.
  4. Responsibility for removing rafts and supports is up to the user. The library cannot guarantee model quality or stability, or confidentiality of designs.
  5. Only designated library staff will have direct access to the 3D printer.
  6. The Library reserves the right to refuse any 3D print request.
  7. All other library policies apply when using the library’s 3-D printer or printing services, including policies addressing user behavior, acceptable use, computer use, cybersecurity, copyright, intellectual freedom and user privacy.