3D Printing

3D Printing will return at the end of Summer!

Fill out the 3D printing form and upload and submit the file for the 3D item you wish to have printed. PLEASE NOTE: Patrons are allowed a maximum of 2 prints (or 4 hours of printing) per month; you will be notified once your item is available for pickup. Items may be picked up during the library's open hours. 

The Burlington Public Library provides public access to 3D printing technology thanks to a generous donation from the Burlington Rotary Club. With the purchase of a Fifth Generation MakerBot Replicator 3D printer, the library invites community members to learn, experiment, and create using this cutting edge technology. Read the Burlington Public Library 3D Printing Policy (PDF). For more information about 3D printing at Burlington Library, call 360-755-0760 or email blibrary@burlingtonwa.gov.

3d printer with a printed rabbit on it3D Printing Workshops: Drop-in workshops will be offered quarterly;
watch our website for dates and times.

3D Printing Guides and Resources: Learn more about the technology
and what to expect from your 3D prints.
3D Printing Overview for Beginners
3D Printing: Managing Expectations
3D Printing Reality

Free 3D files:
My Mini Factory

Free 3D design programs:
Autodesk's 123D apps: Make, Design, Creature, Catch, Meshmixer

3D Printing Q&A

What colors are available? The selection of colors is subject to availability, and objects will be printed in only one color. The library frequently has the following colors on hand: white, red, blue, black, green, yellow, purple, tan, gray, orange.

How long does it take? Normally the library will be able to complete print requests in one week. We will add your request to our print queue and contact you as soon as the item is ready for pick up.

How do I get something printed?
Bring in your .STL or .OBJ file on a flash drive
One object/component in each file
Complete the 3D printing form
Once your object is completed, we will contact you to pick it up
Objects will be held for 7 days for pick up