Swem Makerspace

William & Mary Libraries are pleased to offer 3D printers in Swem Library for use by all current students, staff, and faculty.  We offer a portable 3D printer for checkout at the Circulation Desk, as well as a Makerspace room equipped with larger printers. The Makerspace is in room #139 next to the Learning Center on the main floor of Swem. The following printers are available:

  • Ultimaker 2 Go

  • Ultimaker 2+

  • Makerbot Replicator +

Using a 3D printer is a fun, engaging, and creative experience. However, 3D printers and successful prints do require a small amount of background knowledge for optimal performance. To ensure that our printers and patrons stay happy, W&M libraries require that all patrons who wish to schedule print time or check out a printer attend a short training session and agree to our common sense safety policies. 

Training Sessions

Please sign up for a training workshop here: Makerspace Training

Reserve a 3D Printer

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Once you've completed training, you can reserve time on one of the printers in Swem's Makerspace. The library requires 24 advance notice for reserving a printer and asks that you regularly monitor your print. 

Learn More & Find Resources

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We've prepared a guide to walk you through the steps of preparing a file to print as well as websites where you can download 3D models and software.