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3D Printing Policy
The Library’s 3D printers are available to the public to make three-dimensional objects using a design that is uploaded from a digital computer file. The Library offers the public access to new and emerging technologies, such as a 3D printer, to inspire and develop interest in design and help people bring their creations to life.
Rules for Use
The Library’s 3D printers may be used only for lawful purposes. The public will not be permitted to use the Library’s 3D printers to create material that is:
1. In violation of federal or state law or any municipal code.
2. Unsafe, harmful, dangerous or poses an immediate threat to the well-being of others including firearms, firearm parts or other deadly weapons.
3. Obscene, as defined in Idaho Code 18-4101.
4. Is in violation of existing copyright, patent, trademark or other existing intellectual property laws.
5. A disruption to others using the Library.
Only designated Library staff and volunteers will have hands-on access to the 3D printer. 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.
A patron’s usage of the printer may be terminated immediately by Library Staff if it is believed that a violation of these Rules is or has occurred. Anyone found to be violating these provisions may be reported to law enforcement. Any person who violates these policies shall indemnify and hold harmless the Library, its staff, officers and volunteers from the claims of any third party for damages to person or property, including costs and attorney’s fees.
3D printing at the Library is available at the current cost per gram of filament used for the print. Current Fee schedules can be found in the Library’s Service Charges and Fines Policy. Items printed from the Library’s 3D printer and not picked up within 60 days after being printed become the property of the Library. Items must be picked up by the individual who printed them.
Approved by the Meridian Library District Board of Trustees December 19, 2018