Please submit the following form to request 3D printing

Cost to Print:

                      $1.00 base cost for all requests


                       5 cents a gram

You will receive an email with the estimated cost to print.  We will only proceed once you approve the dollar amount. 

You will pay for your item when it is completed.

You must have a Prospect Heights Public Library Card to submit a request.
One file only.
100 MB limit.
Allowed types: obj, stl, png, bmp, eps, pdf, doc, docx, svg, zip.
Print Color:

3D Printing Procedure

The Prospect Heights Public Library provides access to new technology, like the MakerBot Replicator 2 Desktop 3D printer.

This is a staff mediated service and is available on a first come, first served basis.


The Prospect Heights Public Library reserves the rights to refuse production of any content at any time at the discretion of Library Staff. Some examples of content that will not be printed include, but are not limited to:

  1. Content that could be unsafe, harmful, dangerous or poses an immediate threat to the well-beings of others.

  2. Content that is obscene or otherwise inappropriate for the Library environment

  3. Content that may infringe upon the intellectual property rights of a third party.

Any 3D drafting software may be used to create a design as long as the file can be saved in .stl file format.

Digital designs are also available from various file-sharing databases such as

Patrons will submit files they wish to print by using the web form on the library’s webpage

If there is high demand, the Library will print on a first come, first served basis and may only schedule one print per day per person.

Library staff will make an educated guess about the length of time a job may take upon receiving the request form.

Patrons will be notified that their request was received and an estimated completion time.

Patrons will also receive notification when the print job is completed.