Where is the Libratory?
The Libratory is located in Merrillville Branch just down the hall from the Book Sale Room.
Our address is 1919 W. 81st Ave, Merrillville, IN 46410. You can call us at 219-769-3541, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to get in touch with us.
When is the Libratory open?
The Libratory is currently closed to the public, but you can send in a 3D print job any time.
Check in for updates to see when we will be open for one-on-one appointments, walk-ins, classes, and tours!
Who can use the Libratory?
Only LCPL patrons with Full Access Cards (red cards) in good standing are able to use the Libratory. Patrons under 18 require parent/guardian permission, and patrons 14 and under require parent/guardian supervision.
How much does it cost?
3D printing costs $0.10/gram, but there is no cost to use any other Libratory equipment or software.
You can bring your own jump drive to store your work, or jump drives with 8 GB of memory are available for purchase at the Circulation Service Desk for $8.00 each.
For film conversion, DVDs and Blu-Ray discs are available for purchase. DVDs are $1, Blu-Ray discs are $2, and paper sleeves to protect your discs are $0.15.
Will someone show me how to use the equipment and software?
We have prepared easy-to-follow quick-start guides for our equipment! Knowledgable staff will be on hand to answer any questions you have after following the guide. We're also happy to help you find books or online tutorials for anything else you're interested in learning.
More into independent study? LCPL full access cardholders have access to Lynda.com, an online learning company that helps anyone learn business, software, technology, and creative skills! Here are a few courses we suggest for learning about the basics. Log in with your library card number and PIN to get started.
How can I find out about classes and events happening in the Libratory?
Right now, the Libratory is closed due to the pandemic. Check back later to see when we will begin offering one-on-one appointments, courses, and open lab times!