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ABOUT THE CREATIVE LAB

The City Library's Creative Lab provides a space with dedicated equipment and software to create, edit, and convert digital media projects including, but not limited to, video, audio, photography, and 3D modeling. The Creative Lab is intended for individuals or small groups and provides the community with access to technology resources that they may not otherwise have. The Creative Lab requires users to have a current Basic or Expanded Salt Lake City Public Library card in good standing; however, a library card is not required in order to attend Creative Lab classes. All equipment is for use solely within The Creative Lab.

LAB HOURS

Mon–Thu • 9:30am–8:30pm
Fri–Sat • 9:30am–5:30pm
Sun • 1–5pm

VR STATION OPEN HOURS
Tue & Thu • 7–8:30pm


LAB AVAILABILITY


RESERVE THE LAB

Patrons can request to reserve the Creative Lab in blocks of up to two hours at a time. Reservation requests should fall within normal lab hours; please review the lab calendar above to check availability prior to submitting your request. Reservations may be made by submitting the Creative Lab Reservation Form below:

Reservations may also be made by calling the Main Library Technology Center at 801-524-8288, or in-person at the Technology Center Reference Desk. Reservations will be held until 10 minutes after they are scheduled to begin.


SCHEDULE TRAINING

Users are expected to have a working knowledge of the equipment and software in the Creative Lab prior to reserving it. If you need an introduction to the creation tools available in the Creative Lab, we offer training for individuals or small groups. To schedule an appointment, submit the following form and we will contact you within three business days, or call the Technology Center directly at 801-524-8288.


MARMALADE / GLENDALE

The Creative Labs at the Marmalade and Glendale branches are available by request or during Open Creative Lab hours (Glendale only). Please call or visit the respective branch to schedule time in the lab.

3D PRINTING REQUESTS

Users can submit 3D print requests to be printed on one of the Library's several 3D printers, including the Lulzbot Taz 5 with E3D Titan Extruder, the Lulzbot Mini, or the Prusa i3 Mk3. The 3D printers take 3D designs that you create or download from the Internet and print a three-dimensional object in plastic.

HOW TO SUBMIT A 3D PRINTING REQUEST:
1. Review the Policies and Procedures for Use of the 3D Printers.

2. Submit the 3D Printing Request Form using the link below, then email your STL file separately to techaccess@slcpl.org.

3. 3D print jobs will be set up and sent to the printer by Library staff and will be finished within two weeks unless otherwise specified. You will be notified via email when it is ready for pickup. Completed prints will be held for two weeks, at which point they will be recycled. You will be required to pay for the weight of filament used and the time spent printing your object at the time of pickup, as shown below:

Material cost per gram + $0.50/hour (excluding the first hour) = Final price.

(Note: There is no charge for items created as part of a Library class.)

Thank you to the Friends of The City Library for generously donating the 3D printers and associated equipment.



CREATIVE LAB WORKSHOPS & EVENTS
Thu, Sep 05, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Glendale Branch

Thu, Sep 12, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Glendale Branch

Thu, Sep 19, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Glendale Branch

Thu, Sep 26, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Glendale Branch

Thu, Oct 03, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Glendale Branch

Thu, Oct 10, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Glendale Branch

Thu, Oct 17, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Glendale Branch