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3D Printing Policy & Reservation

As part of our mission to inform, educate, and culturally enrich the population of the City of Alamosa and the San Luis Valley, the Alamosa Public Library provides access to technology that offers 3D Printing to the public. A nominal fee will be charged.

These are staff-mediated services and are available on a first-come, first-served basis and will be permitted during Library hours by appointment only. An appointment may be obtained by phone, in-person, or by completing the form below.


  • Use of the 3D printer is at the discretion of the designated library staff. Only designated Library staff will have hands-on access to the 3D printer.
  • Individuals may submit only one file at a time for printing; however, if time and staffing permit, Library staff, in their sole discretion, may permit an individual to submit more than one file for printing. Files containing more than one object are permitted. Patrons are solely responsible for the creation and editing of design files.
  • The patron must make an appointment, fill out the 3D Printing Request Form (attached), and obtain the designated flash drive for file transfer. Personal flash drives will not be accepted by staff for 3D printing.
  • The Alamosa Public Library will attempt to complete patron print jobs within 7 business days.
  • Prints will only be made using resin provided by the Alamosa Public Library.
  • The Alamosa Public Library is not responsible for any damage, loss, or security of data arising from the use of its computers or network, nor the functionality or quality of content produced on the 3-D printer.
  • The Library does not refund printing fees for completed items which do not come out as intended due to options selected by the individual requesting the 3D print, including but not limited to scale, quality, design, required support material, etc.
Nova3D Printer and Supplies


  • $0.10 per ML of material (rounded up to the nearest whole ml)
  • $0.10 per 100 layers (rounded up to the nearest 100), as estimated by our slicing software
  • In addition to these variable costs, there is a $2.00 processing fee

Payment is due prior to printing

Refunds are not permitted for items that are not picked up within the allotted time frame.

Review our printing policy and complete the form below to reserve a slot to print your project

Content of Prints

The Alamosa Public Library reserves the right to refuse production of any content at any time at the discretion of the Library Manager, using the criteria listed below.

The 3D printer may be used for lawful purposes only. The public will not be permitted to use the Library’s 3D printer to create objects that are prohibited by state or federal law. Examples of specific content that will not be produced includes, but is not limited to:

  • Content or objects that are harmful to minors.
  • Content or objects that have been determined to be obscene or otherwise inappropriate for the Library environment by the Library Manager.
  • Content or objects that may be construed as having intent to harm, be unsafe, harmful, dangerous, or pose an immediate threat to the well-being of others; for example, guns, knives, or other possible lethal weapons.
  • Content or objects that may infringe upon the intellectual property rights of a third party. For example, the printer will not be used to reproduce material that is subject to copyright, patent, or trademark protection.
  • Supervision of the use of the 3D printer by Library staff does not constitute knowledge or acknowledgement of any unapparent final use of the 3D product and the Library specifically disclaims any knowledge thereof.
  • By submitting content or objects, the patron agrees to assume all responsibility for, and shall hold the library harmless in, all matters related to patented, trademarked, or copyrighted materials.

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