It’s easy to create and print 3D items at the Jericho Library!
- Exclusively for Jericho cardholders who wish to print an item on the 3D printer.
- Submit a request online for an appointment.
- Children (grades 5 and below) must be accompanied by an adult.
- Printing time is during Library hours only.
- Payment for printed items is based on length of printing time. The cost of 3D printing is $1.00 per hour or any part thereof. Payment is made via copy/print cards available at the library.
- Come to the Reference Desk at your scheduled time as you must be present to start printing your item.
- The library provides access to 3D printing software and hardware; however, patrons should be familiar with the technology as library staff members are not experts and cannot offer extended instruction.
- The library is not responsible for any projects that fail to print correctly.
Jericho cardholders can also request to use the iMac computer in the Print Center to:
- Find a print project on thingiverse.com
- Find and change a project already made
- Design your own 3D creation
- Usage of the iMac to create a project is on a first-come, first-served basis. It is available to patrons in 1 hour increments for up to 4 hours per day.
Please read our 3D Printer Policy in order to submit an appointment request.
Jericho Public Library 3D Printer Policy
The Jericho Public Library is committed to remaining in the forefront of providing excellence in educational, informational and cultural enrichment services for all members of the community. In keeping with this mission and with the advances in information technology, the Jericho Public Library will provide 3D printing Services. The use of the 3D printer is restricted to patrons having a valid library card from the Jericho Public Library. A Jericho Public Library card from a friend, or other family member, will not be accepted. Children in grades 5 and below must be accompanied by an adult.
Usage of the iMac is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Mac computers are available to patrons in 1 hour increments. Any saved files on the iMac’s hard drive will be automatically deleted after a patron’s session has ended. Patrons must save all work on their own external hard drive.
The library provides access to 3D printing software and hardware capabilities; however, patrons should be familiar with the technology, as library staff members are not experts and cannot offer extended instruction.
To use the 3D Printer, patrons must submit the request for an appointment online and abide by the Library’s 3D Printer Policy.
The Library’s 3D printer may be utilized only for lawful purposes. The public 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 poses an immediate threat to the well-being of others;
- Obscene or otherwise inappropriate;
- In violation of another’s intellectual property rights. For example, the printers may not be used to reproduce material that is subject to copyright, patent or trademark protection.
The Library reserves the right to refuse a 3D print request.
Patrons can choose to print projects found on thingiverse.com, or create their own projects using 3D creation software. Resource guides are available for patrons in the 3D Media Center and a flash drive can be borrowed from the reference desk using your library card or purchased from the Circulation Desk.
The cost of 3D printing is $1.00 per 1 hour of printing or any part thereof.
Printing time is during Library hours only. The 3D Digital Center closes 15 minutes prior to the library closing. All projects must be finished printing at this time as printing cannot continue after the library is closed. The library is not responsible for the production of any project. The library will hold the printed item(s) for 5 days, after which they will be discarded.
Upon completion, all projects must be paid for based on length of printing time as per above policy. The library is not responsible for any projects that fail to print correctly.
Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Jericho Public Library February 10, 2015
Revised April 14, 2015
Revised March 10, 2016
Revised April 14, 2016
Revised February 12, 2018
Revised March 12, 2018
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