3D Printing at the Library
PRPL has a PRUSA i3MK3S+ 3D printer. This addition to the Library’s services will enable and encourage our community to learn and develop digital literacy skills.
All Patrons wishing to use the 3D printer must complete an orientation.
Booking a 3D printer orientation
To book an orientation: contact Teen Services Coordinator Mel Edgar at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 604-485-4796 ext. 213.
Those who have previously used PRPL’s Ditto Pro 3D (prior to 2023) must also sign up for a quick orientation to the new PRUSA i3MK3S+ — as there are significant changes to note about using the new machine.
Patrons under 10 must use the 3D printer with an adult who has completed an orientation.
Using the 3D Printer
Once you’ve completed an orientation, and subject to availability, you may book a two-hour time slot with the 3D printer by contacting the library service desk.
A fee of $1.00 will be collected for each use of the printer. The fee is to recover the cost of the filament.
This brochure provides some additional information about 3D printing at PRPL, including printing procedures, specifications, as well as 3D design.