The public now has access to 3D printers at Lincoln City Libraries locations. A large printer will remain at Bennett Martin Public Library, 136 S. 14th Street, and two smaller printers will travel together to branch libraries for month-long sessions. The small printers are now at Bennett Martin, but will move to Gere Branch Library, 2400 S. 56th Street, for the month of August.
Training and demonstrations will be offered at Bennett Martin and at the branches when the printers are present. Following training, anyone with a valid library card may schedule printing time.
The printers may be used for educational, recreational and prototyping uses, but not for mass production. The large Lulzbot Taz 3D print area is 11 inches by 11 inches by 9.8 inches. The smaller Lulzbot Mini 3D print area is 6 inches by 6 inches by 6.2 inches. Color choices may be limited depending on filament availability. The cost for printing is 5 cents per gram of filament used.
This project was supported in part by the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services and granted by the Nebraska Library Commission.
For complete schedule information nor to schedule training, contact Lincoln City Libraries at 402-441-8500. For more information on Lincoln City Libraries, visit lincolnlibraries.org.