The public is invited to come to the Maker Lab to tinker or to work on their ongoing projects. We have 3D printers, vinyl cutters and laminating machines available at multiple locations, plus other equipment helpful to creators and artists.
Basic supplies are for sale, but you're welcome to bring your own and use the machines at no extra cost. Depending on your project, staff members may run the machines for you or help you learn how to do it yourself. In most cases, it will be necessary to schedule an appointment.
For all requests and inquiries:
Ben May Main Library: (251)340-1458
Moorer/Spring Hill Branch: (251)494-4140
West Regional Library: (251)340-8561
Ben May Main Library, Moorer/Spring Hill Branch and West Regional Library have Prusa i3 MK3 3D printers available. These printers can be used to make three-dimensional objects using plastic filament. The 3D printing service is available to all ages.
The library will charge 10 cents for every gram of filament used with a minimum total charge of $1.
Head over to our Thingiverse account, thingiverse.com/MobilePublicLibrary, to see what we've been printing.
Questions about 3D Printing? Check out our FAQs
Request a 3D print
Start the process of getting objects printed on one of our 3D printers by learning more about our procedures.
Use at Ben May Main Library (Cricut), Moorer/Spring Hill Branch (Cameo) and West Regional Library (Cricut, Cameo).
Bring your own supplies or pay for the supplies we have on hand. Machines are free to use. Each person is limited to 5 sessions a month.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment at one of the three locations.
Ben May Main Library, Moorer/Spring Hill Branch and West Regional Library have button makers available for public use. The finished buttons are 2.25" in diameter. This service is available to all ages.
The library charges 25¢ per button. Plus, if you wish to use the library printers, there is an additional printing cost. It's 10¢ to print in black and white and 50¢ to print in color. We can fit up to twelve button images on one sheet of paper. Depending on staff availability button requests may be limited to 24 per month.
Interested in having buttons made? You can choose from one of two options: