3D printers are available on a first-come, first-served basis at all makerspace locations. There is no time limit on how long you may have a machine checked out, but it must be turned off and checked in by the end of Open Hours - make sure to check the print time before you start; ask staff for assistance with this if you don't know how.
PPLD provides a variety of filament types and colors for use with our 3D printers. Patrons are not allowed to bring outside filament for use with PPLD machines.
5 cents per gram for regular filament (PLA / ABS)
10 cents per gram for premium filament (magnetic iron PLA / conductive PLA)
Completed prints must be weighed by staff and related costs are charged to patrons' library cards.
The 3D printers require a "badge" to use them. One 3D printing badge covers all printers at all of the locations. See the Badging section in the menu on the left for more information.
To use the makerspaces, you must sign and submit a completed Adult Makerspace User Agreement or Minor Makerspace User Agreement (links below). You can request one at any makerspace desk, or print one out and bring it to a makerspace staff member.