3D Printer

Makerbot 3D Printer

Description & Location

You can print a three-dimensional objects using ORL’s Makerbot 3D Printer. Our Makerbot will print 3D objects in PLA, a corn based plastic-like substance, using designs uploaded from a digital computer file (.STL, .OBJ). 

Available at Westside Learning LabDowntown Kelowna Library Branch, and Vernon Library Branch.


Get Started


Get Certified! 

Complete your online certification 

The 3D Printer is available for all ORL library cardholders to use. You must first complete an online certification course before you can reserve and use this tool independently: https://my.nicheacademy.com/orlbc/course/27747.

You will be asked to create a Niche Academy account (requires email address) to view the full course.

Fill out these forms

You must agree and adhere to ORL’s Makerspace Guidelines and the Maker Agreement.

Printing Notes

Printing costs are $0.10 per gram of filament. The cost of the print will be charged to your library account. You are allowed three attempts/fails at no cost.

Staff may cancel a print job if a) the object violates ORL’s Makerspace Guidelines or, b) if the print design has a high likelihood for failing or, c) the time needed for the job exceeds your booked time with the 3D printer.


Ready? Book a 3D Printer Station!

Image links Spaces, Maker Station booking website

Browse and reserve our maker stations and tools

Go to Spaces, our online booking calendar, to browse and reserve our maker stations and tools. You will be asked to create a Spaces account (and confirm your email address) in order to complete your first booking request.  


Equipment Available

  • Makerbot 3D Printer
  • Filament at cost
  • Maker Print Software
  • 3D Printer Toolkit


Help and Training

Check our events calendar to see when 3D Printing programs are being offered. 

If you need further help, check out these resources:


Policies & Guidelines

When using an ORL Makerspace, please follow these rules (PDFs):


To use an ORL Makerspace independently, all makers must:

You'll need a library card to use our maker tools. Get a card.