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3D Printer Policy

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3D Printer Policy

3D printers are being used for educational, workshop, and programming purposes to make three-dimensional objects in a synthetic material from a computer-aided design exported file.

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

  • Prohibited by local, state or federal law.
  • Unsafe, harmful, dangerous, poses an immediate threat to the well-being of others, or is otherwise inappropriate for the Library environment. (Such use may also violate the terms of use of the manufacturer.)
  • 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.
  • Obscene or otherwise inappropriate for the Library environment.

Please Note:

  • The Library reserves the right to refuse any 3D print request.
  • Items printed from Library 3D printers that are not picked up within 7 days will become property of the Library.
  • Items must be picked up by the individual who printed, or requested them to be printed.
  • Only designated Library staff, or trained individuals will have hands-on access to the 3D printer. Please inquire about training sessions.
  • Education, assistance and supervision of the use of the 3D printer by Library staff does not constitute knowledge, or acknowledgement of, any unapparent or inappropriate final use of the 3D product, and the Library specifically disclaims any knowledge thereof.
  • There will be a charge per gram for the finished product.

By signing this liability waiver I, ____________________, acknowledge that I have read and agree to the 3D Printer Policy above and agree to the 3D printer product cost listed below.

3D Printer Product Cost


Approved by the Board of Trustees of the James Prendergast Library, 9/16/2021; Revised 5/16/2024