- The John & Stella Graves MakerSpace is open from 8am-10pm, by appointment.
- No food or drinks of any kind are permitted in the MakerSpace.
- The equipment in the MakerSpace may be reserved in one hour increments for as much time is needed by using the MakerSpace reservation form.
- Only current University of Maryland students, faculty, and staff with a current UMD ID are eligible to reserve the MakerSpace.
- If you are having trouble with the equipment, please contact the TLC Tech Desk.
- Users must provide their own external storage devices.
- Any work saved on the computers in the MakerSpace will be deleted once you are logged off and cannot be recovered.
- The TLC is not responsible for damage to personal computers, nor for the loss of data or information, nor for liability that occurs from the use of the library’s internet connection, library software, or hardware.
- The library is not responsible for anything left behind in the MakerSpace after you use it.
- Be respectful to the next person coming to use the MakerSpace! Larger files take longer to save and print, so please don't wait until the end of your time to save or print.
Computer Use Policies
Computer users agree to:
Computer users agree NOT to:
- Use the MakerSpace’s computers for illegal activities, advertising, lobbying, or commercial purposes.
- Modify any hardware or software on the MakerSpace computers.
Fines and Fees for Equipment
- If any item in the MakerSpace is found to be in a permanently unusable or damaged condition after the patron has finished using the MakerSpace, the patron will be subject to a charge that includes the price of replacing the item.
- If any item in the MakerSpace goes missing or is stolen during the period when a patron is using the MakerSpace, the patron will be subject to a charge that includes the price of replacing the item.
- First time users must read the MakerSpace Policies and Procedures and sign the agreement form stating that they will comply with the rules and they are financially responsible for any misuse or damage to MakerSpace equipment.
- Violation of the rules, responsibilities, and agreements set forth in these policies, may result in disciplinary action. At the discretion of the library staff, loss of library privileges for violation of these policies may occur. Severe violations of university-wide policies may result in disciplinary actions from the Library, University, or legal action as defined by those policies.
- All digital fabrication equipment and products are provided by The University of Maryland on an "as is" basis without warranties or representations of any sort, expressed or implied, including, but not limited to, warranties of merchantability or fitness for any particular purpose.
- The University of Maryland cannot guarantee confidentiality of designs or specific delivery times.
- Digital fabrication equipment can be used only for lawful purposes. No one will be permitted to use digital fabrication equipment to create material that is:
- Prohibited by local, state or federal law.
- In violation of another's intellectual property rights. For example, using equipment to replicate someone else’s designs or articles of manufacture may infringe the copyright or patent in those materials.
- The University reserves the right to refuse any requests to use its digital fabrication equipment. Users agree to abide by the policies and procedures listed above.
Adapted from the 3D printing guidelines of Michigan State University Libraries and Oregon State University Libraries.