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

Diedre Conkling diedre08 at gmail.com
Thu Apr 14 23:49:16 PDT 2016

I know there has been some work over the last few years at ALA to develop
3D printing policies.  One very interesting piece is "Progress in the
Making 3D Printing Policy Considerations through the Library Lens" (

At http://www.ala.org/united/trustees/policies there are examples of 3D
printer polices from 3 libraries.

This press release has links to some other really good information,
3D printing in libraries advances education and entrepreneurship

On Thu, Apr 14, 2016 at 5:53 PM, Gary Furuyama <gfuruyama at cclsd.org> wrote:

> 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:
> https://www.monoprice.com/product?p_id=13860#review
> Once again, we REALLY appreciate any advice you 3D printing gurus have for
> us! Thank you!
> Best,
> --
> 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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