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The Central Library will be closed on Sunday, May 27 and Monday, May 28 for Memorial Day. The Apponaug, Conimicut, and Norwood branch libraries will be closed on Monday, May 28.


Frequently Asked Questions on 3d printing


Q:   How much does it cost to use the 3d printer?

A:  We will be charging 5 cents per gram of printed material.  Since print jobs can vary greatly in weight, we have a few samples in the lab to give you an idea of a printed item's weight.


Q:  How easy is it to use?

A:  It is relatively easy to print an object that you download, and there are thousands of pre-made models that you can download and print located here.  Our staff can show you how.  

To design your own original model, you will need to use a CAD program, such as SketchUp, Tinkercad, AutoCAD or Solidworks..  If you wish to learn more about 3d printing and how to model your own items, this is a good place to start.


Q:  Can you design something for me? 

A:  Sorry, you create the designs, we'll help you get them printed.  

Q:  Do I need to schedule time to use the 3d printer?

A:  If the printer isn't in use, it's first come, first serve.  But you can also make a reservation if you would like by clicking here:



Frequently Asked Questions on Digital Conversions


Q:  What type of materials can I convert? 

A:  We have equipment to convert VHS, Cassettes, Vinyl records, slides, photographs and negatives to digital form.  


Q:  How long does it take?

A:  For VHS, Cassettes and Vinyl,  you must play the entire recording.  So a 2 hour video will take 2 hours to convert.


Q:  Is there a sign up sheet?

A:  While the lab is open, we'll have a sign up sheet to ensure we are converting in order.  If we have a great demand, we'll add a sign up sheet for future days.  


Q:  Do you provide CDs/DVDs to copy the files onto?

A:  We sell CDs/DVDs for $1 a piece.  You are welcome to bring your own.