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 ext 354, or e-mail email@example.com to get in touch with us.
When is the Libratory open?
Monday - Thursday: 10 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 4 PM
You can make a one-on-one appointment, use our drop-off conversion service, or send in a 3D print job any time.
Just email firstname.lastname@example.org to get started.
Who can use the Libratory?
Only LCPL patrons with Full Access Cards or a Library Subscription Card 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 either at the Circulation Service Desk or in the Libratory for $8.00 each.
For film and audio conversions, DVDs and CDs are available for purchase for $1 each. Blu-Ray disks are available for $2 each.
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.
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