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 Modeling tutoring with Google SketchUp
  • 3D Printing (2 Lulzbot Mini)
  • Sphero – App control balls (2)
  • Green Screen by Do ink App
  • Lego Mindstorms Kits (3)*
  1. Guidelines (Public Health)
    1. VPL’s Tech Studio is open for 5 users (including VPL staff) per day.
    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. Users must check in with the staff member on duty for available Tech Studio hours and reserve a time. Users must provide contact information to confirm reservation or for last minute changes.
    4. Users under the age of 8 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 user’s Caregiver.
    6. Users with disabilities who need special arrangements or accommodations should notify staff that they will need assistance, prior to arrival.
    7. Any issues or accidents should be reported immediately to a library staff member.
    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).
  1. 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 result in permanent ban 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 are out of order, staff will attempt to notify users with reservations. This courtesy cannot be guaranteed.

 

Adopted: July 23, 2020

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