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MakerLab Equipment Policy and Purpose


The Albertsons Library offers Boise State University students, staff, and faculty access to emerging technologies such as 3D printers to inspire interest in design and help students bring their creations to life. This policy establishes how and under what circumstances the Boise State University community may use the Library’s emerging technologies and equipment. Individuals who are not students, staff, and faculty are not able to book or use the equipment and technologies, in the MakerLab.

Equipment Policy

The Library’s MakerLab equipment is available only to Boise State University students, faculty, and staff.

  1. The Library’s emerging technologies and equipment may be used only for lawful purposes. No one will be permitted to use the Library’s emerging technologies and equipment to create material that:
    1. Is not in compliance with Boise State’s Policy 8000 on Acceptable Use of Information Technology;
    2. Violates the Student Code of Conduct Boise State Policy 2020;
    3. Is obscene or otherwise inappropriate for the Library environment;
    4. Is in violation of another’s intellectual property rights including copyright, patent, and/or trademark protections with respect to fair use and other legal exceptions.
    5. Is not in compliance with University Policy 12080 Possession of Firearms / Weapons on University-Owned or -Controlled Premises.
  2. Boise State University students, staff, and faculty are able to use the 3D printers, and other emerging technologies and equipment, in a self-service model after completing and passing all required training modules in Canvas, including reviewing and signing the liability waiver.
  3. 3D printers, and all other technologies and equipment, must remain in the MakerLab space, and may only run during MakerLab open hours. 3D Printers will be turned off at the close of open hours. Individuals should work on their projects to complete them in the time available to them through preparation and project management.
  4. The MakerLab equipment is used for educational, non-commercial purposes only. The equipment is for prototyping and experimentation, not for mass production.
  5. Not complying with the policy can restrict your access to the MakerLab.

The library will offer training, instruction, and coaching on what these technologies are and how to get started.