In order to best serve the community, Russell Library adheres to the following procedures:
The Library’s 3D printers are available on a first-come, first-served basis. However, priority will be given to students printing objects that influence their grade in a current course (proof may be required.)
Due to limited staff and hardware resources, the library does not guarantee specific delivery times. It is recommended to budget at least 48 hours from time of submission to pickup.
Charges for 3D printing cover only the cost of the materials used to print the product (filament and base, no charges for overhead, labor or machine cost).
Users will be responsible for covering materials costs whether or not the print completes properly.
The Library 3D printers may be used only for lawful purposes. No one will be permitted to use the printers to create material that is:
Prohibited by local, state or federal law;
Obscene or otherwise inappropriate for the Library or university environment;
In violation of another's intellectual property rights. For example, the printers will not be used to reproduce material subject to copyright, patent, or trademark protection; and
Models that may result in legal action against the university, its employees, and/or its students and reserves the right to refuse any 3D print requests;
Accordingly, Library staff may ask you to provide proof that the work to be printed is:
Part of your research or coursework at GC. In some cases it may be necessary to provide either written confirmation from an instructor that an object is for a class/project; and
Does not conflict with any Georgia College policies or the restrictions stated above.
Only designated Library staff/student assistants will have hands-on access to the 3D printers.
Printed items must be picked up by the individual who printed them using a picture ID. Items will be available for pick-up from the Circulation Desk.
Items printed from the Library 3D printers not picked up within 7 days after being printed become the property of the Library.