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  • Patrons are welcome to use the Walter Mintz Makerspace in accordance with Merrick Library policies
  • Children not yet in 6th grade
  • Tutoring is not permitted in the Media Center
  • To use an iMac usage is on a first-come, first-serve basis. 
  • Any saved projects on the iMac's hard drive will be automatically deleted after a patron's session has ended. Patrons must save all work on their own external hard drive. 
  • This space is not a designated quiet area, but volume should be kept at an appropriate level for a library setting.

3-D Printing on Makerbot

  • The library provides access to 3-D printing software and hardware capabilities; patrons should be familiar with the technology in order to use the equipment for such purposes
  • Patrons can choose to print projects found on, or create their own projects using 3-D creation software
  • Resource guides are available for patrons in the Media Center
  • A USB drive can be borrowed from the media desk in exchange for ID in order to save a project for printing on the Makerbot
  • The cost of 3-D printing is $.50 per ½ hour of printing
  • Printing time is limited to 2 hours per day
  • Children not yet in 6th grade must be accompanied by an adult
  • MakerBot will be closed for printing before closing because some projects take very long to print. Printing cannot continue after the library is closed. Patrons must stay with their projects while project prints; the library is not responsible for the production or storing of any project

If you create a project and it does not print to your satisfaction, you are still responsible to pay for the material

Adopted by the Board of Trustees 12/18/12