The Hailey Public Library Board of Trustees desires to offer community access to new and emerging technologies such as 3D printers to inspire a new interest in design and help the community to bring their creations to life. This policy establishes how and under what circumstances the public may use the Library’s 3D printers. This is a staff mediated service and is available on a first come, first served basis.
The Library’s 3D printers are available to the public to make three-dimensional objects in plastic using a design that is uploaded from a digital computer file. The Library’s 3D printers may be used only for lawful purposes. The public will not be permitted to use the Library’s 3D printers to create material that include the following restrictions.
- Items that are prohibited by local, state, or federal law.
- Items that are obscene or otherwise inappropriate for the Library environment, at the discretion of the Library Director or designee.
- Items that are a violation of another’s intellectual property rights. Printers will not be used to reproduce material that is subject to copyright, patent, or trademark protection.
The nature of 3D printing does not allow complete guest privacy, but the library will not share information about a guest’s legal activities with third parties.
By submitting objects for printing, guests assume all responsibility for, and shall hold the Library harmless in, all matters related to patented, trademarked, or copyrighted materials.
3D printing at the Library is available based on whether the print is small, medium, or large. The size of the print will be determined by staff after the item is printed. Before a print is released to the guest, they must have any and all 3D print invoices paid in full. Guests using the service shall not be charged for prints that fail due to hardware or software malfunction or error.
Only designated Library staff will have hands-on access to the 3D printer.
The Library only offers prints made with PLA filament. Prints that require other filaments will not be accepted.
The dimensions of prints supported be the 3D printer must be within the bounds of 12 x 12 x 11.5cm. As staff cannot verify original file size, the responsibility of file submission falls on the patron submitting the request.
The Library has the right to limit the amount of 3D prints individual patrons are allowed to request each month.
After you are notified that your print is ready, you will have 7 days to pick it up. We are not liable for prints left at the library beyond 7 days.
Appealing a Denial of Print
Appeals of the denial of a print request may be made to the Hailey Public Library Board of Trustees.
Amendment of Rules
The Board of Trustees of the Hailey Public Library reserves the right to review and amend this policy at any time.
3D Printing Form
In order to send a request for the library to print a 3D file go directly to the 3D Printing Request Form.