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3D Printing Policies


John M. Pfau Library offers 3D printing to provide students access to an emerging technology that inspires creativity, innovation and academic excellence. The Innovation Lab aims to offer 3D printing using hardware and software at the forefront of technology.

Statement of Values

The John M. Pfau Library strongly believes in and is committed to the inherent right of free expression in all of its forms and manifestations. We affirm and endorse the principles and values set forth in the American Library Association Library Bill of Rights and Code of Ethics.


Current students at California State University – San Bernardino may submit requests for class or student projects. To ensure availability of printers, students are limited to one print job per person per week. If a print consists of multiple parts, we will only be able to print two or three objects (depending on size) per build plate and have it count as a single submission.

Please feel free to contact the Innovation Lab at for recommendations on how to format and submit your prints. 

Safety and Copyright

To protect the safety and well-being of the campus community, the library’s 3D printers shall not be used to produce objects or materials that are:

  1. Prohibited by local, state or federal law
  2. Dangerous, such as knives, guns, or weapon facsimiles and accessories
  3. Subject to patent, trademark, copyright or license protection


By submitting 3D prints, students agree to assume all responsibility for, and will hold the library harmless in, all matters related to patented, trademarked, regulated, licensed or copyrighted materials.

The library is not responsible for the functionality or quality of content produced on its 3D printers.

The library is not responsible for objects created with its 3D printers, including harm or injury incurred from the use of those objects.

The library reserves the right to approve and deny 3D printing requests. Current equipment capacity limits the size and scope of printing requests.