3D Printer Usage Policy
The Amityville Public Library strives to offer our patrons access to new and emerging technologies to inspire a new interest in creation and collaboration. This policy establishes the procedure for public use of the Library’s 3D printers.
The Amityville Public Library’s 3D printers will be made available to the general public for making three-dimensional objects in plastic using a design that is uploaded from a digital computer file.
All patrons must sign the 3D Printer Agreement before they will be allowed any usage of the 3D printer.
Any individual using the Library’s 3D printer agrees to assume all responsibility for, and shall hold the Library harmless in, all matters related to the individual’s use of the 3D printer, including but not limited to violations of patent, trademark and/or copyright law.
The 3D Printer may be used for lawful purposes only. Patrons are not permitted to use the printer to create objects that are:
Prohibited by local, state or federal law.
Subject to copyright, patent or trademark protection.
Unsafe, harmful, dangerous or pose an immediate threat to the wellbeing of others; for example, guns, knives or other possibly lethal weapons.
Items that are obscene or are deemed inappropriate for the library environment.
It is the sole responsibility of the patron to make sure that none of the printed items are in violation of anything above.
Patrons may only use the printer under the direct supervision of a library staff member.
Supervision of the use of the 3D printer by Library staff does not constitute knowledge, or acknowledgement, of any unapparent final use of the 3D product, and the Library specifically disclaims any knowledge thereof.
3D Printing is currently free, but the library reserves the right to charge a fee in the future to cover the costs of printing materials.
The Library is not responsible for failed prints. We will make every effort to assist in the success of 3D printed items.
No food or drinks are allowed at the 3D Printer workstation.
The Amityville Public Library reserves the right to refuse any 3D print request.