Hours:

Mon - Thu: 9:00 to 9:00
Friday: 9:00 to 5:00
Saturday: 10:00 to 5:00
Sunday: 12:00 to 5:00*

*Closed Sundays followed by a holiday Monday


Click here for closure dates

NOTICE: All of our 3D printers are currently out of order, and no reservations can be made at this time. We will keep you updated on the status of the 3D printers as we are able.  Thank you for your understanding. 

Innovation Hub 


Open Houses

Come to the City Centre branch (1169 Pinetree Way) and use our 3D printers, scanners, and high powered creative software to bring your innovative ideas to life. Open houses are on Thursdays, 2:00 - 4:00 pm.



To make an appointment call 604-554-7323 or email askalibrarian@coqlibrary.ca. Children under 14 years old must be accompanied by an adult. More information here.


Join our 3D Printing Users Group

Adults are invited to join our 3D Printer Users Group. All ability levels are welcome. The group meets every two weeks - join any time! Please email your name and contact information to 3dprintingtricities@gmail.com for details and to join. 




Policies

Coquitlam Public Library strives to offer community access to new and emerging technologies, such as 3D printing, and to inspire a new interest in creation and collaboration. The Library wishes to help the community bring their creations to life. 

3D printing is an additive manufacturing process that makes three dimensional solid objects from a digital file. Successive layers of material are layed down until an entire object is created. 3D printing has been around since the late 1980s in manufacturing and for prototyping and is now becoming widely available to the consumer market.

Equipment

The Library’s Innovation Hub contains:

2 - Tinkerine Ditto Pro 3D Printers and 1 Makerbot Replicator 2 3D Printer  - available to the public for educational purposes to make three-dimensional objects in PLA, a plastic-like substance, using a design that is uploaded from a digital computer file on an SD card

1 - Maker and Form 3D Scanner
– available for making scans of existing 3D objects


1 - HP 2D Scanner - for scanning photos, slides or artwork


1 - Computer Workstation - with a high-capacity graphics card and 3D computer assisted drawing (CAD) software called Rhinoceros


Using the Equipment at Coquitlam Public Library

A consent form must be signed prior to getting access to the Innovation Hub, agreeing to the following:

1. The Library’s Innovation Hub may be used for lawful purposes only.  Customers will not be permitted to use the Library’s 3D printers to create material that is:

a.  Prohibited by local, provincial or federal law.
b.  Unsafe, harmful, dangerous or poses an immediate threat to the well-being of others. 
c.  Obscene or otherwise inappropriate for the Library environment.
d.  In violation of another’s intellectual property rights. For example, the printer will not be used to reproduce material that is subject to copyright, patent or trademark protection.

2. Customers may only use the Innovation Hub under the supervision of Library staff. 

3. Customers may not let other members of the public into the Hub without the knowledge and consent of Library staff.

4. Persons under 14 years old must be accompanied by an adult.

5. The extruders on the 
3D Printers are not to be touched as they are extremely hot. 

6. The Library reserves the right to refuse any 3D print request.

7. Print jobs must be finished within 4 hours.

Cost

3D printing at the Library will cost 10 cents per gram plus a $1.00 usage fee per print job to offset the cost of materials.

The Tinkerine printers require the design files to be on an SD card. SD cards are available for sale at the CC Help Desk for $10. You may also bring your own.

Booking Equipment

You must attend an Open House session and sign an Innovation Hub: Policies and Procedures form before your first 3D printing session.

To use any of the equipment, make an appointment in person, by calling 604-554-7323 or by email askalibrarian@coqlibrary.ca  The appointment will depend upon staff availability.

Preparing for Your Session

If you do not have an item in mind that you would like to print, try these tutorials from Lynda.com:

Up and Running with 3D Printing 

Getting Started with MakerBot 3D Printers  

Introduction to 3D Design & Printing for Kids   

3D Printing: Replacement Parts  

3D Printing a Person 

Lynda.com provides access to thousands of online software tutorials. To sign in, click here.

Computer Aided Design (CAD) Programs

Free CAD Programs (includes SketchUp)

Rhinoceros (available in the Innovation Hub and Computer Lab)


Tutorials (from Lynda.com)

Questions? Contact us: 604-554-7323 or askalibrarian@coqlibrary.ca


 
Library Locations
Poirier Branch
575 Poirier Street
Coquitlam, BC
V3J 6A9
604-937-4141



City Centre Branch
1169 Pinetree Way
Coquitlam, BC
V3B 0Y1
604-554-READ (7323)
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