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Dremel 3D45 printer

3D Printing Policy

Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Lake County Public Library - 10/24/19

Purpose

A 3D printer is available to library patrons in order to further improve the educational and recreational needs of the community.

Eligibility

Library patrons (ages 14+) with a Full Access Library Card in good standing. Children under age 14 must be accompanied by an adult with a Full Access Library Card in good standing.

Fees

Patrons will be notified when their print job is due to be printed and given an estimated cost. The patron must approve the estimated cost before the job is printed. Payment for what is printed is required at time of pickup. Refunds will only be given for mechanical error. Print jobs not picked up within 30 days become the property of the library. Associated print job fees will be applied to the patron’s library account.

Guidelines/Responsibility of User

The Library does not and cannot guarantee the quality of any design or print job. 3D printing requests must be sent via email. Printing is scheduled based on the date the request was received and the estimated print time. To ensure projects are printed in a timely manner, requests will be limited to one print job per patron per week with a maximum 6 hour print time. The library supplies all 3D filaments. No patron supplied filament is allowed. Print jobs are scheduled by the piece, not by the project. If a project does not fit onto one build plate, or if different colors are required for different parts, then each piece will be considered a separate print job and will take multiple weeks to finish.

Physical Limitations

Physical limitations may include size, volume, resolution, material type, etc. For the full list of technical specifications, please refer to the 3D Printing FAQs.

Refusal of Print Files

Library staff reserves the right to refuse and decline print jobs which are deemed unsuitable for a library environment.

Library patrons will not be permitted to print objects that are:

  • Prohibited by local, state or federal law.

  • In violation of another’s intellectual property rights; such as subject to copyright, patent or trademark protection.

  • Unsafe, harmful, or dangerous, or that may pose an immediate threat to the well-being of others; for example, guns, knives or other lethal weapons.

  • Obscene or otherwise inappropriate for the library environment.

  • Larger than is deemed appropriate by staff.

Patrons are responsible for ensuring that their job requests are ready to be printed. Library staff will not edit print jobs. In the event a print job requires modifications, the patron will be emailed and asked to edit their file.

Confidentiality

The 3D printer is equipped with a camera for capturing remote video of prints in progress. The library may feature this footage on its website or on its social media pages. To protect patron privacy, no information about the patron will be disclosed in this video without prior permission from the patron. 

Upcoming Events
Sat, Aug 20, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Lake Station-New Chicago - Large Meeting Room
Bring your craft projects from home and join us to chat with fellow crafters and work on your project without the interruptions of home.... more
Bring your craft projects from home and join us to chat with fellow crafters and work on your project without the interruptions of home. All are welcome.

Sat, Aug 20, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Hobart - Programming Room
A selection of board games will be provided for you and fellow teens to play. Registration is required. Ages 12 - 18

Mon, Aug 22, 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Dyer-Schererville - Meeting Room Whole (A & B)
De-stress and relax with pencils and coloring sheets provided by the library -- or bring your own!

Mon, Aug 22, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Cedar Lake - Meeting Room A
Play Scrabble or other games with friends and meet new ones. Games will be provided but feel free to bring your own. Join the fun!

Mon, Aug 22, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Lake Station-New Chicago - Large Meeting Room
Join us at the library to create your own scarecrow decoration. Registration is required. Supplies will be provided. Ages 15 and up.

Mon, Aug 22, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Hobart - Large Meeting Room
Discover how the interview process has changed. Also, learn what you can do to prepare for face-to-face, virtual, or phone interviews.

Tue, Aug 23, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Hobart - Large Meeting Room
Bring your current painting projects/materials for an opportunity to chat and create!

Tue, Aug 23, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Highland - Meeting Room A
Join the Fact or Fiction Book Club in discussing "My Last Continent" by Midge Raymond. Copies are available at the Highland Branch.

Tue, Aug 23, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Dyer-Schererville - Dyer-Schererville Zoom Room
The Between the Lines Book Club reads "The Girl with the Louding Voice" by Abe Daré. Books for this Zoom discussion can be picked up at... more
The Between the Lines Book Club reads "The Girl with the Louding Voice" by Abe Daré. Books for this Zoom discussion can be picked up at the Dyer-Schererville branch a month prior to the event.

Tue, Aug 23, 4:00pm - 5:45pm
Cedar Lake - Cedar Lake - Public Tables
Bring yarn and a size H crochet hook or size 7 knitting needles and cotton yarn ... or bring along a project you're already working on!

Tue, Aug 23, 7:00pm - 8:15pm
Munster - Large Meeting Room
Using the latest research findings, Dr. Luke Leisman of the University of Illinois Chicago Circle will discuss if there are galaxies we... more
Using the latest research findings, Dr. Luke Leisman of the University of Illinois Chicago Circle will discuss if there are galaxies we can't see and how galaxies form.

Wed, Aug 24, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
St. John - Large Meeting Room
Bring your favorite yarn or thread project and enjoy some great company while you create! All crafters and crafts are welcome!

Wed, Aug 24, 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Cedar Lake - Meeting Room A
Learn the basic concepts to start your family tree research. This includes where do I start, what records do I need and how do I put... more
Learn the basic concepts to start your family tree research. This includes where do I start, what records do I need and how do I put everything together.

Thu, Aug 25, 11:15am - 1:15pm
Griffith-Calumet Twp - Meeting Room
Like to cross-stitch, knit, crochet, or do any other craft? Every Thursday, bring and work on your own project while enjoying the... more
Like to cross-stitch, knit, crochet, or do any other craft? Every Thursday, bring and work on your own project while enjoying the company of others.

Thu, Aug 25, 11:15am - 12:30pm
Dyer-Schererville - Meeting Room Whole (A & B)
The Between the Lines Book Club reads "The Girl with the Louding Voice" by Abi Daré. Books for this discussion can be picked up at the... more
The Between the Lines Book Club reads "The Girl with the Louding Voice" by Abi Daré. Books for this discussion can be picked up at the Dyer-Schererville branch a month prior to the event.

Thu, Aug 25, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Munster - Large Meeting Room
Join us for an informal and relaxed discussion of Jennifer Haigh's "Faith." Copies are available at the Munster branch.

Thu, Aug 25, 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Lake Station-New Chicago - Large Meeting Room
Celebrate the 83rd anniversary of the Wizard of Oz's premiere with a family viewing in the large meeting room. Rated G. 1 hr 52 min

Thu, Aug 25, 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Merrillville - Staff Meeting Room
Meeting of the Lake County Public Library Board of Trustees

Sat, Aug 27, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Merrillville - Meeting Room B
Interested in any of the needle arts including knit, crochet, cross-stitch, and more? Join us for an opportunity to chat and create. ... more
Interested in any of the needle arts including knit, crochet, cross-stitch, and more? Join us for an opportunity to chat and create. Bring your own projects.
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