Library Safety Protocols

Please note that when you return Library items they will be quarantined for three days BEFORE being checked in.  Masks must be worn by all patrons, visitors and staff at ALL TIMES while inside Library buildings.  Thank you for your understanding. See our COVID-19 Policy for more information.

3D Printing

A MakerBot Replicator (Fifth Generation Model) is available in the Adult Reference area of the Dix Hills building. The MakerBot is available through appointments. Please be aware that a Librarian must review the file you would like to print. Read and sign the policy below. For further information, please call the Adult Reference Desk at 631-498-1222.

All HHHCL patrons (age 14 and older or younger with an adult) who have a valid library card in good standing (no billed items or excessive fines) can use the 3D printer. Please be aware that several variables may cause your 3D print to not appear as represented. There may be rough edges, size variations, color substitutions, etc.

Patrons will be charged 50 cents for each 30 minutes of printing. After your item is printed, you will receive a ‘bill’ for the printing time which can be paid at the Main Circulation Desk. You will receive a receipt which can then be exchanged for your printed item.

Request an Appointment to Print

You can request an appointment with one of our “3D guides” for a hands-on experience.

  • We will help you choose a file to download and print, pick a color, and guide you through the process of printing.
  • Or you can bring in a small object to duplicate and print (between 2″ and 8″ high, less than 6 pounds.)
  • If you have created your own 3D item, e-mail the .stl, .obj, or .thing file to technology@hhhlibrary.org for review.
  • A small black and white drawing or photograph can also be sent to our printer and recreated in 3D.

Fill in the form at the bottom of this page to request an appointment.

Suggestions for Printing and Their Prices

Chain Link 3D prototype

Chain Link: 22 minutes, 50¢

Nut and Bolt 3D Prototype

Nut and Bolt: 28 minutes, 50¢

Octopus 3D Prototype

Octopus: 32 minutes, 50¢

Shark 3D Prototype

Mr. Jaws: 34 minutes, 50¢

Teapot 3D Prototype

Teapot: 52 minutes, 50¢

Tweezers 3D Prototype

Tweezers: 1 hour and 19 minutes, $1

Atom 3D Prototype

Atom: 2 hours and 17 minutes, $2

Secret Heart Box 3D Prototype

Secret Heart Box: 3 hours and 16 minutes, $3

3D Printing Intake Form

3D printing allows for the creation of a physical object from a three-dimensional digital model. Half Hollow Hills Community Library has this service for patrons to create while captivating their interests and exploring curiosities.

Cost: $1/hour

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Create your own design

Learn more about the 3-D printing process from 3D Hubs