3D Printing Policy

1. Purpose

The purpose of this policy is to provide guidelines for self-serve 3D printing services at the Library.

2. Scope

This policy applies to all 3D printing services at the Kingston Frontenac Public Library.

3. Policy

Kingston Frontenac Public Library exists to make a positive difference in the lives of everyone in Kingston Frontenac. We endeavour to be recognized as a problem-solver and a key supporter of learning. In keeping with these vision items, the Library will make 3D printing services available to members of the Kingston Frontenac Public Library under the following conditions:

  1. 3D printing is available to KFPL members only; to participate, residents may apply for a free library card online and those living out of KFPL’s service area may purchase a subscription membership.
  2. Use of the 3D printers is limited to patrons 16 years of age and older.
  3. Participation in a 3D printing orientation session is mandatory before use of the machines.
  4. Patrons must sign a waiver prior to using any equipment in the Create Space, including the 3D printers.
  5. Use of the 3D printers is by appointment only, and the availability of the printer will determine the length of time available for printing.
  6. A sliding payment scale of $0 - $20 will be used, with patrons determining what is a reasonable amount.
  7. Patrons are expected to monitor the 3D printer throughout the process.
  8. 3D printers may not be used to print weapons, weapon components, keys or materials that are subject to copyright.
  9. 3D printers will be housed in a public area, and the user and their print job will be visible to staff and members of the public.
  10. KFPL reserves the right to decline or discontinue any print job, subject to library policies.

4. Document Control

This policy shall be reviewed on an annual basis.

Last Reviewed: 2021 October

Next Review: 2022 October