Printing Requests

Use of the library’s 3D printers is available to all those holding a valid Suffolk County library card in good standing; however, priority will be afforded to Comsewogue Public Library cardholders. Those under the age of 18 may submit design files with the permission of a parent or guardian.

  • Users must complete and submit a 3D Print Request form (see below) for each request.
  • All 3D printing requests must be approved by a library staff member before printing.
  • Users may be limited to one print request per month.

Prohibitions

The library reserves the right to deny print requests. The final approval/denial of requested prints will be made by the Library. Print jobs may be denied if it is determined the project is:

  • Prohibited by local, state, or federal law.
  • Perceived unsafe or harmful to others.
  • Obscene or inappropriate for the library.
  • In violation of copyright or other intellectual property laws.
  • In conflict with library policy.
  • Larger than the maximum print dimensions (current print dimensions are included in the Design Requirements section below).
  • Considered to take too long to print (it is recommended that longer projects be separated into smaller pieces for printing).
  • Determined to contain design problems that prevent printing.

Costs

The library reserves the right to charge for the cost of printing supplies.

  • All print submissions, if approved, will be priced according to the estimated printing time. Cost is $1.00 per hour/$.50 per 30 minutes. Prices are subject to change.
  • Users will be contacted by a staff member with an estimated time and cost for approval prior to starting the print job.
  • No refunds will be permitted for printed objects or objects that did not print correctly due to design errors. Users will not be charged for objects that fail to fully print due to printer malfunction.
  • Payment is due upon retrieving your printed project. Payments must be made at the Circulation Desk.

Print Retrieval

All submitted projects may take up to one week for completion, or longer, depending on the amount of submissions being processed at that time. Users will be contacted when their objects have been printed.

  • Print completion dates are not guaranteed.
  • Prints must be retrieved within 14 days of notification of completion. Items that are not retrieved within 14 days become the property of the Library and unpaid charges will be applied to the patron’s library account. There are no refunds.
  • Only designated library employees will have access to 3D printers and printed objects.

The Comsewogue Public Library is not responsible for the functionality or quality of 3D objects printed using library equipment, or for any injuries or damages that may result from the use of said objects.

Resources for Creating 3D Designs for Printing

Printables.com: online repository of 3D printing objects and projects.
Thingiverse: online repository of 3D printing objects and projects.
TinkerCAD: free web-based 3D design software.

Design Requirements for Successful Printing

  • The 3D printer can print designs 9.84″ L x 8.3″ W x 8.3″ H.
  • If your file submission is larger than 50mb, please email 3dprinting@cplib.org to arrange submitting using an alternate method.
  • Please note: Not all colors may be available at all times, and colors/material types may vary.

3D Print Request Form

    Are you under 18?

    COMSEWOGUE PUBLIC LIBRARY
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