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The Brentwood Public Library is committed to providing services that meet the needs and wants of our community. The Makerspace was created to meet the creative, educational, and expressed interests of our patrons.  

Maker Space Appointments: You can make an appointment to use the makerspace with this form. Please read the rules on patron use before hand.

3D Printing (PLA & Resin): You can submit files for staff to print for you with this form. Please read the rules on patron submissions beforehand. 

Patron Use

  • Machines may not be used unless under direct supervision by a designated staff member 

  • Any and all materials used with a makerspace machine must be approved by a staff member on the makerspace team.  

  • The library is not responsible for any damages to materials, personal items, or loss of data. 

  • Any and all project files are your responsibility. The library is not responsible for storing files. Any data stored on a library computer is automatically erased, daily.  

  • The library is not responsible for any injuries caused by mishandling of makerspace machines.  

  • Patrons must make an appointment to use any machines outside of open makerspace hours.  

The following items will not be permitted for creation in the Makerspace: 

  • Any items prohibited by state or federal law. 

  • Weapons or weapon replicas. As well as any unsafe and otherwise harmful items. 

  • Any items in violation of intellectual property rights, trademarks, copyrights, or patents. 

  • Any items deemed obscene or inappropriate. 

  • Furthermore, The Brentwood Public Library retains the right to reject any designs it deems unsuitable for creating, for any reason. 

Appointments 

  • Appointments can be made by filling out an appointment request form: https://www.brentwoodnylibrary.org/form/makerspace-form 

  • The Brentwood Public Library withholds the right to cancel appointments at any time due to library closures, staff availability, and equipment viability.  

  • Confirmation of an appointment does not guarantee reservation of the entire makerspace for private use.   

  • Makerspace appointments will be scheduled in 2 hour increments . Additional time is available at the discretion of assigned staff.  

  • Currently, appointments can only be made to use the Cricut Maker 3 and Singer Sewing Machine.  

Patron Submissions

3D Printing

(for additional information see our 3D Printing Page)

Rules for submission for adults (18 and over): 

  • Patrons may request 1 print per week. 

  • Print time is not to exceed 24 hours.

  • Submitted files must be in STL. format. 

  • For PLA Printed objects, the maximum dimensions of a printed object are 200 x 200 x 200 mm. 

  • For Resin/SLA Printed objects, the maximum dimensions of a printed object are 143 × 89 × 175mm 

  • Library staff reserve the right to resize submissions unless dimensions are specific in the request. 

  • Unless otherwise specified, the library will utilize shell, infill settings, and speed which will optimize filament usage. 

  • The Brentwood Public Library is not responsible for any damage or injury caused by 3d printed objects.  

  • After submission staff will process requests on a first come first serve basis.  

  • Patrons will be contacted via phone or e-mail with estimates of cost and time to be agreed to by patron before printing.  

Rules for teen submissions: 

  • 3d Printing requests are for library card holders only. Patrons may request 1 print per month. 

  • Submitted files must be in STL. format. 

  • Print times must not exceed 3 hours. 

  • Printed models have a maximum weight of 100g. 

  • Maximum dimensions of a printed object are 200 x 200 x 200 mm. 

  • Library staff reserve the right to resize submissions unless dimensions are specific in the request. 

  • Unless otherwise specified, the library will utilize shell and infill settings which will minimize filament usage. 

  • The Brentwood Public Library is not responsible for any damage or injury caused by 3d printed objects. 

Cricut Maker 3 

  • The Cricut machine cannot be utilized unless a designated staff member is present for the duration of its use.  

  • A list of materials the Cricut Maker 3 can cut can be found here : Materials 

  • Patrons must provide their own materials 

  • All materials used in the Cricut machine must be pre-approved by a library staff member. All materials must be less than 2.4 mm thick.  

  • Only staff members can change blades in the machine

Singer Heavy Sewing Machine 

  • The Sewing machine cannot be utilized unless a designated staff member is present for the duration of its use. 

  • Patrons must provide their own materials for use 

  • All materials used in the sewing machine must be pre-approved by a library staff member.  

  • Only staff members can change parts in the machine 

Pricing 

All payments are made at the reference desk through Debit or Credit Card ONLY. Any item that needs to be picked up can be found at the reference desk.  

3D and Resin Printers

Printing fees will be based on the estimated time a print takes to complete. These fees may be subject to change based on materials available. Currently, only adult patrons will be charged for printing. 

Current cost: $0.50 per hour of print time. Time is not to exceed 24 hours.