3D Printing

The Folsom Public Library’s 3D Printing Lab is open on the 1st and 3rd Sunday from noon-4 p.m. funded by a grant from the Intel Foundation. Printing is currently free. 


Folsom Public Library’s 3D Printing Lab has six 3D printers: four PrintrBot Simples and two PrintrBot Plays.

Lab Hours:
1st and 3rd Sundays
Noon– 4 p.m.

How to Print a 3D Object
1. Design your creation
Download an object file from a site like Thingiverse.com or use free modeling software. Free 3D Printing Software and Helpful Websites.

2. Submit your design for printing
Submit your design file (must be in *.stl format) to a Lab volunteer either on a flash drive or via an accessible location on the Internet. Our volunteers will make sure your model is ready for printing and ensure that it can be printed in the two hour limit.

3. Collect your print
Items may be picked up at the Lab prior to closing or at the Circulation desk later. Objects not picked up within 7 days will become property of the Library. PLEASE NOTE: A  complete print does not always mean a successful print as errors with 3D printing are common.

Full FAQs and recommended websites

How much does it cost to print?
3D printing is currently free!

What can be printed?
We will attempt to print a job that will take less than 2 hours, provided that it is not a weapon, copyrighted, dangerous or obscene. The Library reserves the right to refuse any print request.

How can I help?
To keep this service free and accessible to all, the Library welcomes cash and PLA filament donations. We also need volunteers!

Thank you to the Intel Foundation for providing the funding needed to establish our 3D Printing Lab!


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