COVID-19 Update: Due to COVID-19 all completed 3D print requests will be available for pick up on the 1st floor circulation desk of the Main Library.
The Clearwater Public Library System offers free 3D printing services for the public.
To submit a print request please complete the form after reviewing the policies and limitations outlined below.
Individuals are limited to eight (8) standard print jobs in a calendar year (January - December).
The library may make exceptions for educational, business, scientific, or other unique projects that require 3D prints beyond the standard limit. Please indicate that you are interested in such a project when submitting your print request.
One (1) print request at a time. Once printed another request may be submitted.
All prints are added to a queue of print jobs and will be printed on a turn-by-turn basis.
Please note that print jobs for library-related programs may take priority over existing jobs in the print queue.
Users are not permitted to create any weapons or any obscene, pornographic, or illegal materials.
Staff reserves the right to refuse to print any design.
If your design is over 20 MB and located on Thingiverse, please provide the link below as an alternative.
If you don't have an original design, or a file ready for upload, you can find many collections of 3D objects available online at Thingiverse: www.thingiverse.com. Please type the Thing number below.
Please note that not all designs found on Thingiverse can be printed.
When choosing to link to a Thingiverse design please understand that there may be multiple 3D part files that make up that object. These can be found in the "Thing Files" button for the design.
Library staff will review your print limit exception request and inform you whether the project has been approved or denied. Please note that your project will still count towards your eight (8) print limit for the year. This request is for permission to exceed the limit for the project as described above.
Note: In accordance with Florida law (F.S. 119), all information entered is public record and may be requested. *Required fields are indicated in red. All other fields are optional, but become public record if provided.