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3D Printing Service

We are now offering a 3D Printing Service  For Patrons!


We have a DaVinci 1.0A 3-D Printer that will print small to medium scale models with food-safe, non-toxic, PLA filament.  We currently offer printing in white filament only, though the completed objects can be painted with acrylic paints or any other model painting supplies/techniques.


We are offering 3D Printing Services for a small supplies fee to patrons in good standing.  


The fee is $0.25 per meter of filament used with a minimum fee of $1.00.


If you wish to utilize this service, the process is as follows:


  • Design your object.

    • You can use any software that will generate a .STL file

    • We have had good results with Cookie Caster (for making custom cookie cutters), TinkerCAD (for general 3D design) and 3D Slash (for block-based, Minecraft-style building).  All these are free online and allow downloading of the final file in the required format.

    • Be sure your object will fit in our printer.  The Maximun Printable area is 7.8 inches x 7.8 inches x 7.8 inches. Additional specifications for the printer can be found HERE. Larger items may need to printed in sections and glued together after printing.

    • If you require assistance in designing your object, we offer Open Tech Help Hours on Mondays from 5:30 to 7:00 PM and Wednesdays from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM.

  • Submit your object for approval and a fee estimate.

    • We will load your file into our XYZ Printing Software and ensure the item can printed and meets the object guidelines outlined in the 3D Printing Service Policy Agreement.

    • The software provides a usage estimate for the filament from which we will calculate the cost of printing your design.

    • We will then contact you with the service fee and/or any needed changes.

  • Submit your 3D Printing Service Agreement and your object file for printing.

    • If you design is approved and the fee is acceptable, you may then submit the .STL file and a signed 3D Printing User Agreement to the library.

    • Files and paperwork may be delivered by email to or in person at the desk with the file on a labeled USB drive (that will be returned with the object).

    • Your item will then be printed as soon as is reasonable.

  • Pick up your object and pay your fees.


If you have any questions you can call and speak to Alexis, the Emerging Technologies Associate or email at

To give you an idea as to what a meter of filament creates, here are a few project examples.


Designed with 3D Slash

1.5 in X 1.5 in X 1.5 in (hollow)

3.76 meters of filament used

Cost Estimate: $1.00

Cookie Cutter

Designed with Cookie Caster

4.25 in x 4.25 in x .75 in

6.84 meters of filament used

Cost Estimate: $1.70

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