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3D Printing Policy

The Camden County Library System is pleased to offer the community access to 3D printing. By doing so, the Library hopes to inspire public interest in innovative design, facilitate self-directed learning, and to support creativity and exploration by allowing the community to bring their creations to life. This policy serves to establish how, and under what circumstances, the public may use the Library’s 3D printers.

The Library’s 3D printers are available to the public to make three-dimensional objects in plastic using a design that is uploaded from a digital computer file.

The public will not be permitted to use the 3D printers to create material that is:
a. Prohibited by local, state, or federal law
b. Unsafe, harmful, dangerous, or that poses an immediate threat to the well-being of others, including weapons
c. Obscene or otherwise inappropriate for the Library environment
d. In violation of another’s intellectual property rights, including any material that is subject to copyright, patent, or trademark protection
e. Objects that do not fit within the dimensions of the printing area
3. The library reserves the right to refuse any 3D print request.
4. Only designated Library staff will have hands-on access to the 3D printer and only Library filament may be used in the printer.
5. The patron will be solely responsible for anything that is found to violate copyright, patent, or trademark laws.
6. Supervision of 3D printer use 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.