3D Printing at the Library

Equipment and Materials

The library uses MakerBot Replicator Mini 3D printers. The size of printed objects is limited to 100 x 100 x 125 mm (approximately 3.9 x 3.9 x 4.9 in.). 
These solid colors are available:
  • Red
  • Orange
  • Yellow
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Purple
  • Pink
  • White
  • Black
  • Grey
  • Frosted


The cost of the print will vary depending on the amount of plastic used. Each print will cost $1.00 for the first five grams of material used and $0.25 for each additional gram.


For a small fee, library cardholders can submit their designs to be printed out using our 3D printers. Here is how it works:
  1. Create a 3D model of an item you wish us to print for you using Tinkercad or any other Computer Aided Design (CAD) program.  
  2. Save your work in one of two acceptable formats - .stl, .obj  
  3. Use our submission form to upload your file.
  4. Library staff will contact you with any questions or clarifications.  
  5. It may take up to two weeks for your object to be ready; staff will contact you when it is ready for pickup.
  6. Payment is due at the time of pickup.*
*Please read, and agree to, important Submission Guidelines before sending us your file. 

Submission Guidelines

  • The library reserves the right to refuse any 3D print requests: including but not limited to illegal, obscene, or inappropriate for the Library environment and projects that will take longer than six hours to print.
  • Projects must be picked up within two weeks. After two weeks, they become property of the library.
  • Files will be deleted after printing is complete.
  • Only designated Library staff and volunteers will have hands-on access to the 3D printer.
  • If the 3D model fails to print as expected, you are still responsible for payment.
  • The 3D printer is in a publicly viewable area; your project will be seen by others during printing.
  • When demand is high, one print request will be filled per person, per day.

Upcoming 3D Programs

If your status is Confirmed Registration, your spot for the event is confirmed.

If registration for this event is full, you will be placed on a waiting list. Wait listed registrants are moved to the confirmed registration list (in the order of registration) when cancelations are received. You will receive an email notification if you are moved from the wait list to the confirmed registration list.

6.012 Patron-Generated Content

The Library offers various venues in which patrons can contribute content that is accessible to the public.  These include, but are not limited to, blogs, reviews, forums, and social tagging on the Library’s website and catalog.  Any instance in which a patron posts written or recorded content to any of the Library’s venues that are accessible to the public is considered “patron-generated content” and is subject to this policy.
By contributing patron-generated content, patrons grant the Library an irrevocable, royalty-free, worldwide, perpetual right and license to use, copy, modify, display, archive, distribute, reproduce and create derivative works based upon that content.
By submitting patron-generated content, patrons warrant they are the sole authors or that they have obtained all necessary permission associated with copyrights and trademarks to submit such content.
Patrons are liable for the opinions expressed and the accuracy of the information contained in the content they submit.  The Library assumes no responsibility for such content.
The Library reserves the right not to post submitted content or to remove patron-generated content for any reason, including but not limited to:
  • content that is profane, obscene, or pornographic;
  • content that is abusive, discriminatory or hateful on account of race, national origin, religion, age, gender, disability, or sexual orientation;
  • content that contains threats, personal attacks, or harassment;
  • content that contains solicitations or advertisements;
  • content that is invasive of another person’s privacy;
  • content that is unrelated to the discussion or venue in which it is posted;
  • content that is in violation of the Library’s Code of Conduct or any other Library policy