3D Printing Service: Terms of Use


The Westerville Public Library allows the use of the 3D Printer to the public for creative, educational, and practical purposes. This policy outlines the guidelines for public use of the 3D Printer and is subject to change.


Lawful and Appropriate Use

  • All physical interaction with and configuration of the 3D Printer will be performed by Westerville Public Library staff.
  • The Westerville Public Library reserves the right to refuse any 3D print request for reasons including but not limited to:
    • Any item that is unsafe, harmful or prohibited by law.
    • Any item that is inappropriate for the library environment.
    • Any item that violates the intellectual property rights of an individual or corporation.
  • The 3D Printer is viewable by the public. The production of all projects is therefore subject to viewing by the public


  • Projects cost $1.50 per meter of filament consumed, rounded up to the next meter. An estimate will be provided when the project is scheduled.
  • Prints can be paid for using credit card, cash or check upon pickup of the completed project.
  • Projects that cannot be completed due to mechanical error on the part of the machine will not be charged. Projects will be re-attempted at the next open available time, up to a maximum of two times.
  • Failure to collect and pay for a project will result in the cost of the item being added to the library card as a fine.


  • Only users with a valid Westerville Public Library card in good standing will be allowed to submit projects to the 3D printer.
  • Supervision of the printing process by library employees does not constitute knowledge, or acknowledgement, of the final use of the 3D printer’s products, nor of the lawful status of said products; Westerville Public Library specifically disclaims any knowledge thereof.
  • Products of the 3D printing service are provided “as-is” and without warranties of any kind, either express or implied.  Westerville Public Library disclaims any responsibility for the fitness to any purpose of the service and its products.

More Information

For more information about the library's 3D Printing service, visit this page.

Mon - Thurs

9 a.m. - 9 p.m.


9 a.m. - 6 p.m.


9 a.m. - 6 p.m.


1 p.m. - 6 p.m.