Jocelyn H. Lee Innovation Lab Use Policy

A ‘Maker’ is anyone using the Jocelyn H. Lee Innovation Lab or participating in classes or programs.

a.  Lab equipment and classes are free and available to the public. There may be nominal material fees for some tools and/or programs.

b. Makers under age 12 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times.

c. Makers under age 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to use certain tools.

d. Makers must attend free orientation classes to use the 3D printers, 3D scanner and the laser cutter/etcher.

e. When using a tool that does not require orientation or certification, the Maker assumes responsibility for using that tool in a safe and proper manner. Lab Staff will assist in explaining the use of tools and make the appropriate manuals available.

f. A first aid kit is available in the Innovation Lab. All accidents and injuries must be reported to Library Staff.

g. If any tool or equipment becomes unsafe or malfunctions, discontinue use immediately and notify Lab Staff.

h. Tools and equipment in the Innovation Lab are generally available on a first-come, first-served basis for use in the Lab only. Library programs have priority. Tools may not be checked out.

i. The 3D printers, 3D scanner and laser cutter/etcher are for use by reservation. Walk-in reservations and time-extensions may be allowed based on the availability of equipment and staff. Prior reservations and library programs have priority.

j. Only Library computers may be connected to Library equipment (3D printers, 3D scanner, laser cutter, etc.).

k. Makers will maintain a neat workspace and return the tools and space to a clean state when done.

l. The Innovation Lab is only able to supply free consumable materials on a limited basis. Makers agree to avoid wasting supplies and materials.

m. The Library reserves the right to halt, delete or disallow the creation of items that are:

i. Prohibited by local, state or federal law;

ii. Unsafe, harmful, dangerous, poses an immediate threat to the well-being of others, or is otherwise inappropriate for the Library environment; or

iii. In violation of another's intellectual property rights.

n. The Library does not accept responsibility if a project is destroyed, fails to print properly or does not work.

o. The Library is not responsible for damage, loss or theft of personal tools, equipment or projects.

p. The Library is not liable for personal injuries.