3D Printing

The Library’s 3D printer is available for making three-dimensional plastic objects using a design that is uploaded from a digital computer file under the supervision of a trained staff member or volunteer on a first come, first served basis.

All MPFL computer and network policies apply to the use of the 3D printer.

  1. Cost: Cost is based on the amount (weight) of filament used to produce your object, as determined by the printer.  Up to 28 grams will be $1.00, plus 5 cents per gram for each additional gram of filament . Payment must be made at the Circulation Desk in advance, prior to beginning the print job.  Your paid receipt must be presented.  Refunds will only be considered in case of printer malfunction.
  2. Restrictions: The Library reserves the right to refuse the production of any content at any time at the discretion of Library staff. Examples of objects that will not be produced include, but are not limited to:
  • Any object that is prohibited by local, state or federal law
  • Objects that are unsafe, harmful, dangerous or pose an immediate threat to the safety and well-being of others
  • Items that can be viewed as threatening or racially, ethnically or otherwise provocative or inappropriate for the Library environment
  • Objects in violation of another’s intellectual property rights
  • Objects that are too large for the 3D printer’s build plate (9.9 X 7.8 X 5.5 inches)

Print queue priority will be given to MFPL cardholders.

A maximum of 3 hours of print time will be allotted per person/entity per day.

The Millburn Free Public Library reserves the right to refuse or cancel any 3D print request.

By using the 3D printer, the patron assumes all responsibility for, and shall hold the Library harmless in, all matters related to patented, trademarked, or copyrighted materials.


To read the complete 3D Printer Policy, please click here