3D Printer Policy and Form

Napoleon Public Library now has a 3D printer available for public use. The printer is managed and run by library staff in a private workroom. Colors available for use are

  • Black
  • Gray
  • White
  • Off White
  • Red
  • Orange
  • Yellow
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Purple

The Policy for using the printer is below. You may also print a PDF of the policy and printing form to be used when submitting a design to be printed.

For more information, please call 419-592-2531 ext. 3 for the Children's Department.

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Napoleon Public Library 3D Printer Policy

The Library鈥檚 3D printer is available to the public to make three-dimensional objects in plastic using a design that is uploaded from a digital computer file

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 You must have a library card and a current phone number on file.

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Your library card must be fine free.

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 All 3D printing files will be reviewed by a staff member before printing.

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Staff reserves the right to reject any objects which are:

o聽聽 Prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

o聽聽 Unsafe, harmful, dangerous, or poses an immediate threat to the well-being of others.

o聽聽 Obscene or otherwise inappropriate for the Library environment.

o聽聽 In violation of another鈥檚 intellectual property rights.

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 If an object is printed and later determined to be in violation of these terms, the cost of the materials will be applied to the patron鈥檚 account as a fine and the object will be destroyed.

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Items must be claimed within 7 days of the notification call.

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Failure to claim items will result in the cost being applied to the patron鈥檚 account. Unclaimed items become property of Napoleon Public Library.

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Cost to print is $1.00 per hour, with a minimum of $1.00. Payment is required upon claiming your print.

The procedure for printing from the Library鈥檚 3D printer is as follows:

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Make sure you have a library card.

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Find a design for the 3D printer:

o聽聽 Choose a free design: www.thingiverse.com

o聽聽 Create your own: www.tinkercad.com

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Download your design as a .stl file and save it to a flash drive or email to NapoleonPublicLibrary@gmail.com.

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Fill out a 3D printing request form

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Wait/pickup time: Items may be picked up at the Children鈥檚 Department Circulation Desk with payment. It is sometimes difficult to estimate exact print times. Library staff will make an educated guess about the length of the job upon request.

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 If there is a high demand, the Library will schedule only one print per day per person or entity.

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Please note that procedures governing use of the Library鈥檚 3D printers are subject to change without notice.

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