The Jacksonville Public Library is happy to offer customers the ability to submit projects to be printed on the library’s 3-D printer. The 3-D printer can create a physical object based on a design supplied as a digital file.
The procedures governing the use of the library’s 3-D printer are subject to change.
All print requests are handled on a first come, first served basis. If there is high demand, the library will schedule only one print per week per customer.
Users of this service must agree to the library’s “3-D Printing Policy.”
Customers must supply their own design file for printing.
Creating a new design requires knowledge of 3-D modeling software products. Video tutorials that accompany modeling software can be of assistance. Many designs are available online from file-sharing sites like thingiverse.com free of charge.
The library offers classes on 3-D printing design which can be located by checking the library’s website.
Submitting a design for printing:
Links to files can be submitted using the form below. Examples of links are those from Thingiverse, Tinkercad, or files uploaded to cloud storage (Google Drive, OneDrive, etc.).
There will be size and print time restrictions placed on jobs. Your design must fit on our 3-D printer’s platform at a maximum size of 6” x 6” x 6”. We will also be unable to print jobs that exceed five hours.
Most print jobs will cost between $1.00 and $3.00 dollars. Printing is charged by the gram of filament used to produce the object. Except in cases of mechanical failure, objects failing to fully print, errors in the print process or other factors not in control of our customer, customers are expected to pay for completed objects. Customers may not request a new print at no cost due to dissatisfaction with color, scale, quality, design, or other options pre-selected or controlled by the customer.
Printing costs are:
$.05 per gram of object's weight. There is a $1.00 minimum.
$1 per step for multi-step designs
When requests are received, staff will add the model to the print queue.
If the print job requested will not be fulfilled, an email will be sent with a brief explanation.
Your Finished Print:
A completion email will be sent when the print is complete. Charges must be paid at the time of pick up. Refunds are not given.
You have 14 days after the completion email is sent to pick up their print job. Items not picked up within 14 days become the property of the library. Completed print jobs will be available for pick up at the location selected.
Current 3-D printing locations:
303 N. Laura Street
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Save a copy of your project! The file you submit to us will be deleted upon being printed.
Only Library staff and trained volunteers with have hands-on access to the 3-D printers.
The Library retains the right to refuse any print request for any reason.