BOT Approved: February 15 2017
The Rodgers Memorial Library offers a variety of opportunities for life-long learning, including new and emerging technologies such as 3D printers, which enable our library card holders to design and create 3-dimensional objects.
The Library’s 3D printer(s) are available to our library card holders to make three-dimensional objects in PLA, a biodegradable plant-based plastic, using a design that is uploaded from a digital computer file. The 3D printer(s) may be used only for lawful purposes. The public is not permitted to use the Library’s 3D printer(s) to create material that is:
- Prohibited by local, state or federal law;
- Unsafe, harmful, dangerous or poses an immediate threat to the well-being of others;
- Obscene or otherwise inappropriate for the Library environment;
- In violation of another’s intellectual property rights. For example, the printer(s) will not be used to reproduce material that is subject to copyright, patent or trademark protection.
The Library reserves the right to review all files before printing and to refuse scanning and/or producing any content at any time at the discretion of the Library staff.
3D Printing fees will be set by the Board and posted. Payment is required in advance, based upon the estimates generated by software. The library is not responsible for the quality of any content produced on the 3D printers or print failures caused by poor design. 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 them.
Only designated Library staff and volunteers will have hands-on access to the 3D printer.