[Libs-Or] Questions for Libraries With 3D Printers

Gary Furuyama gfuruyama at cclsd.org
Thu Apr 14 17:53:12 PDT 2016

Hi everyone,

This question is for those of you who have experience with 3D printers. 
A generous patron has just donated a 3D printer to our library (Yay, 
maker spaces!) We are extremely excited about it, but with that 
excitement come some concerns, such as:

What kinds of policies do you have for 3D printer usage? Did you have to 
do anything to address the noise? It's not very loud, but since it does 
print for extended periods of time we are afraid that might annoy some 
patrons. We are also wondering specifically about pricing policies.

We also realize that unforeseen issues and concerns will likely arise. 
Any knowledge that you have for us is greatly appreciated!

If you're curious about our printer, you can check it out at the 
following link:


Once again, we REALLY appreciate any advice you 3D printing gurus have 
for us! Thank you!


Gary Furuyama, MLS
Digital Literacy & Job Skills Trainer
United Communities AmeriCorps
Coos Bay Public Library
525 Anderson Avenue
Coos Bay, OR 97420
gfuruyama at cclsd.org
(541) 404-3443

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