3D printing policies

  1. The library's maker technology may only be used for lawful purposes. No one is permitted 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, including weapon accessories (See: UA Campus Weapons Policy). 

    • Obscene or otherwise inappropriate for the library environment. In accordance with ARS 13-3507 "Public Display of Explicit Sexual Material", the library's 3D Printing Service reserves the right to refuse requests based on the UA Libraries Code of Conduct, Section 1.06.

    • In violation of another's intellectual property rights. For example, you cannot reproduce material subject to copyright, patent, or trademark protection.

  2. The library reserves the right to refuse any request.

  3. The library cannot guarantee item quality or stability, nor confidentiality of designs. Any finishing steps (e.g. removing rafts/supports, sanding, removing paper backing, etc.) is the responsibility of the user.

  4. Items must be picked up by the individual who submitted them or their designee, using valid ID. Items not picked up within 30 days become the property of the UA Libraries.

  5. Access to equipment is prioritized based on factors such as academic priority, class due dates, reprints, and other issues as they arise. We reserve the right to alter queue order based on these factors.

  6. If you have a large order, we may charge an additional processing fee. However, our service is primarily geared toward rapid prototyping and is not equipped to fulfill manufacturing requests. To best accommodate large orders, please contact us 4-6 weeks prior to your "need by" date. For instructors, please contact us at 3D@lib.arizona.edu at the beginning of the semester so we can coordinate the best time for your class to submit their projects.

Notice concerning copyright and other intellectual property restrictions

The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material.

Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specific conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use," that user may be liable for copyright infringement.

This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order/scanning services if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright or other intellectual property laws.

I acknowledge, represent, and warrant as follows:

  • I have read, understand, and will comply with the notice posted above. 

  • I grant permission to the University of Arizona and its agents to reproduce the photocopy or other reproduction and return them to me, and I have the legal right and authority to grant this permission. 

  • I will use the photocopy or other reproduction only for private study, scholarship, or research.  

  • I will not use them for any commercial purpose or allow any third party to do so.