-University of La Verne Makerspace-

Procedures and Guidelines:

 *The Wilson library reserves the right to change this policy at any time.

*NEW: Cost for non-academic prints and laser cuts (more info below)

Policies

  • The Makerspace is to be used only for academic and personal purposes that abide by the law. Visitors are prohibited from using the Makerspace to create material that is      
  • Prohibited by local, state, or federal law
  • Unsafe, harmful, dangerous or poses an immediate threat to the well-being of others
  • Obscene or otherwise inappropriate content to the library or other patrons
  • In violation of another’s intellectual property rights. For example, the equipment may not be used to reproduce material that is subject to copyright, patent or trademark protection.
  • Visitors will not modify or move the Makerspace hardware or software, furniture, or install new software on computers, laptops, or iPads unless given permission too by staff.
  • Visitors will follow safety procedures when using the machines and clean after themselves when done using any of the tools, machines, or materials.
  • The library reserves the right to deny access to equipment to anyone that does not abide by the Makerspace policies or for any misuse of the space as determined by staff.

Procedure

 

  • Makerspace will close 15 min before to allow proper clean up and shutting down all equipment.
  • Printing and use of the laser cutter and other Makerspace equipment is free to Univ. faculty, students, and staff(All other people wishing to use the Makerspace must pay a small fee for materials and usage of our equipment). The Wilson Library provides 3D printing material; each individual must bring all other equipment material that they wish to use. This is subject to change at anytime.
  • Makerspace staff provides assistance but will not complete projects for patrons. Projects are the responsibility of each individual to complete on their own unless it’s a special project for faculty or a University department that is specified and assigned by the Makerspace managing staff.
  • All equipment requires initial training. Once patron is comfortable they can use the equipment independently.
  • If any of the equipment breaks or malfunctions or an accident occurs Makerspace staff should be notified immediately.
  • Patrons may not eat in the Makerspace, covered drinks are allowed away from the equipment.

Guidelines

 

  • Patron must read and sign the Makerspace liability waiver and abide by the policies.
  • Be respectful of others around you.
  • Don’t be wasteful of material provided by the library.
  • The Wilson library is not responsible for any damage to patrons materials, or files while the patron is using equipment in the Makerspace.
  • Patron must follow all safety guidelines for each piece of equipment and be cautious when using it.
  • The Wilson library is not responsible for injuries caused by improper use of equipment.
  • Files saved to Makerspace laptops or computers will be deleted when the computer restarts and will not be retrievable after that. Work must be saved to an external device if patron wishes to keep a copy.

Cost

These fees are only for non-academic usage and will help cover material and maintenance costs for the 3D printer and cutter

Laser Cutter: Under 30 minutes-$2, plus $1 for every additional 15 minutes

3D Printer: Under 2 hours-$2, plus $1 per hour after