Tech Studio (Makerspace) Policy

Vail Public Library’s (VPL) Makerspace is called Tech Studio and is located on the lower level of the library. Tech Studio is a free creation station for all ages, abilities, and interests for educational purposes.

 

 

 

Services Available

  • Virtual Reality System (Oculus Rift)
  • 3D Printing (2 Lulzbot Mini)
  • Green Screen by Do ink App

Guidelines

    1. Tech Studio’s open hours are on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 3-5 p.m.
      1. Appointments outside of the open hours can be made depending on the availability of the library staff overseeing Tech Studio. Users must provide contact information to confirm reservations or for last-minute changes.
    2. All visitors to the Tech Studio must comply with the library’s rules and regulations, including the Paton Code of Conduct Policy and Internet Use Policy.
    3. There is a maximum of 10 people allowed in the Tech Studio room during open hours.
    4. Users ages 12 years and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who is over the age of 18.
    5. Children may be dropped off for their Tech Studio reservation, by agreement with the user’s Caregiver.
    6. Users with special needs requiring accommodations should notify staff that they will need assistance, prior to arrival.
    7. Any issues or accidents should be reported immediately to library staff.
    8. No food or drink is allowed in Tech Studio.
    9. VPL reserves the right to refuse a user’s request to visit the Tech Studio, as well as suspend or ban a patron from the area. (see Patron Code of Conduct Policy and Internet Use Policy).

Equipment Guidelines

    1. Users will follow all safety procedures and abide by the guidance of the library staff in charge.
    2. All equipment MUST stay within the walls of the Tech Studio. Theft or robbery will not be permitted and will permanently ban users from the Tech Studio area. Any suspicious activity will result in calling the police.
    3. VPL reserves the right to determine how and under what circumstances the public may use the library’s 3D printer by following the 3D Printer Policy.
    4. VPL is not responsible if a project is destroyed, does not print correctly, or does not work. Users accept that VPL is not responsible for any manufacturing defects or the quality of workmanship of any of the tools, materials, or equipment supplied by the library.
    5. VPL reserves the right to determine how and under what circumstances the public may use the library’s Oculus Rift by following the Oculus Rift (Virtual Reality) Policy.
    6. Only library computers may be connected to library equipment.
    7. When equipment is out of order, staff will attempt to notify users with reservations. This courtesy cannot be guaranteed.

 

Adopted: January 2023

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