East Brunswick Public Library 3D Printer Policy
The East Brunswick Public Library’s 3D printer gives patrons of all ages, access to tools, techniques, and hands-on learning experiences that will spark their imaginations and enrich their lives.
The 3D printer is offered as an on-demand service, which will be monitored by library staff on a first-come, first-served basis. The patron can visit our website (ebpl.org) and submit a request form to have their design printed by a staff member.
- The library’s 3D printer is only used for lawful purposes.
The following restrictions apply:
- Those prohibited by local, state, or federal law.
- Unsafe, harmful, dangerous, or poses an immediate threat to the well-being of others.
- Items that can be viewed as threatening, offensive, or inappropriate for the library and the EB Create environment, at the discretion of the library.
- In violation of another’s intellectual property rights. Printers are restricted from reproducing material that is subject to copyright, patent, or trademark protection.
- Objects that are too large for the printer’s plate.
- The Library reserves the right to refuse or cancel a 3D print request.
- A total of 4 hours is allotted per patron/per entity/per day. Same day service is not guaranteed.
- Only a library staff member or a designated volunteer will have access to the 3D Printer.
- The library is not liable for malfunctions or misprints. The library will only charge for completed models.
- The use of the library 3D printer and 3D services must comply with all other library policies.
- The library charges $.10 per filament gram payable at time of pickup. Patrons cannot bring in their own filament.
- Patrons will have five business days to pick up their printed items. Items not picked up will become the property of the East Brunswick Public Library.