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The Library offers free 3D printing to registered students and staff.  Please allow plenty of time for your item to be completed as there may be many items ahead of yours in the queue. 

Unsure about where to start? Check out our handy guide to 3D printing!

Terms & Conditions of 3D Printing in the Library

The service is currently free of charge and is available to registered students and staff of University of Galway.

If a printed item is not collected within 7 days it becomes the property of the Library and may be recycled. 

Globally, we are becoming more conscious of our plastic waste which is having devastating effects of our oceans and wildlife. We at the MakerSpace would appreciate if you would take the time to ask yourself - "Is this 3D model going to help me with my education or project?" If not, please help us help the Planet.

As this is currently a free service the library reserves the right to deny a print request if it would result in a disproportionately high use of the limited materials available. If your request is too big we may not be able to process it for free.

The service cannot be used to print items that fall into any of these categories:

  • Prohibited by law including but not limited to weapons and models of weapons.
  • Unsafe, harmful, dangerous or poses an immediate threat to the well-being of others
  • Obscene or otherwise inappropriate items.
  • In violation of another's intellectual property rights. E.g copyright, patent or trademark protection.

Please contact eileen.kennedy@universityofgalway.ie if you have any questions about this service.