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Library Makerspace

The Library Makerspace is temporarily closed to walk-in use while the campus is closed due to Covid-19. We look forward to seeing you again when it is safe to do so.

Makerspace during the Campus Closure (Covid)

The Makerspace team misses you!!

While the Makerspace is closed to walk-in use, you can now use the Makerbot 3D printer by arrangement.  (Sorry, this service is only available to current students and staff during the LCC campus closure.).

For details about our 3D printing capacity, please see this page.light bulb sparkling

How to request a 3D print:

1. Contact the Makerspace staff with your 3D printer request.

2. Discuss your project and confirm that your files will work.*

3. Once the print job is complete, you can pick-up your project during the curbside Library Pick-up hours.

*First-time LCC users can print objects for free up to 3 hours of machine time. Cost is $1. for each additional hour.

If there is a cost for your project, Makerspace staff will discuss it with you before printing. If applicable, you will receive a bill through the Library.

Questions? Please contact Mat to learn more.

Mission of the Library Makerspace

The Library Makerspace is a community space that promotes creativity, critical thinking, and access to technology. This is achieved through programs and events that increase student access to materials and technologies regardless of degree plan, fostering extracurricular innovation, and engaging students to think critically and creatively and in a non-structured collaborative setting. The Makerspace mission is inspired by DIY ethos and social justice.

All current LCC students, staff and faculty are welcome to use the Library Makerspace and its equipment. Community users may visit the Makerspace under the supervision of Library staff.

Expectations for makers

The expectations listed below are for the safety and benefit of Library Makerspace users. Users found to be negligent of these expectations may be asked to leave the Makerspace and/or banned from using equipment.

Please help us keep the Library Makerspace tidy and operational!

 

Cleanliness - Users will leave the Makerspace as clean, or cleaner, than they found it. All items should be returned to their proper storage locations, and the workspace should be free of debris. Students are responsible for taking all their belongings with them when they leave, any and all items left behind in the Makerspace will be given to Public Safety for safekeeping. Please ... no food or drink allowed in the Makerspace

Timeliness - Users are responsible for wrapping up their projects in a timely fashion. If there are other students with reservations, or the Makerspace is closing, additional time will not be given to complete projects. Please plan accordingly!

Helpfulness - We need your help maintaining the Makerspace. Users will inform staff if supplies are running low, or if any equipment is in need of repair.

Safety in the Makerspace

Safety is important for all Library Makerspace users!

 

Please...

 

  • Behave in an appropriate and safe manner, comply with the Makerspace safety policies, and report any behavior that is deemed unsafe.
  • Follow manufacturer instructions and Makerspace directions for equipment use. 
  • Adhere to all safety guidelines associated with equipment provided by the manufacturer, Makerspace, and Lane Community College.

 

If you are unsure, ask! Users will be expected to ask questions if Makerspace equipment or directions are unclear.

 

Make note of the location of the fire extinguisher.

In the event of an emergency, or equipment malfunction/damage, users should immediately notify the Student Help Desk, who will contact Public Safety or emergency services as necessary. 

Additional Considerations:

Safety first! Long hair, or beards, that could be caught in equipment should be pulled back. Clothing with loose flowing sleeves should not be worn near equipment with moving parts. Be careful when wiping down or cleaning near running equipment.

 

Users should be aware of the location of the first aid kit, fire extinguisher and other safety equipment

 

Projects should not be left unattended. Pease let the Student Help Desk know if you see unattended projects.

 

Users are responsible for reviewing instructions and safety information for each piece of equipment prior to beginning their projects.

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