3D Printer Policy

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.

Restrictions:

  1. 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.
  2. The Library reserves the right to refuse or cancel a 3D print request.
  3. A total of 4 hours is allotted per patron/per entity/per day. Same day service is not guaranteed.
  4. Only a library staff member or a designated volunteer will have access to the 3D Printer.
  5. The library is not liable for malfunctions or misprints. The library will only charge for completed models.
  6. The use of the library 3D printer and 3D services must comply with all other library policies.
     

Fees/ownership:

  1. The library charges $.10 per filament gram payable at time of pickup. Patrons cannot bring in their own filament.
  2. 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.