3D Printing at the Library

3D printing is now available for customers and staff use. We currently have an Ultimaker2 and are in the process acquiring a 3D carver (CNC Mill) for customer use, as well. 

What is 3D printing? 3D printing is a process by which solid 3 dimensional objects are created from a programmed digital model. Users can design an object on the computer, and the printer builds the design into a solid piece or pieces using a plastic filament. 

If you would like to use the Ultimaker2 3D printer, you can either design a project yourself using 3D design tools (we recommend starting with Tinkercad if you aren't familiar with 3D design) or submit an existing file from someplace like Thingiverse. Call the Librarium at 918-549-7349 for more information or to make an appointment.



Hello Houa,

I apologize for the delayed response. The upcoming dates for 3D printing orientations are below.



At the Librarium (1110 S Denver Ave)

- Thursday, Sept. 17th at 3:30pm

- Tuesday, Sept. 29th at 3:30pm


At the Hardesty Library (8316 E 93rd St)

- Saturday, Sept. 19th at 10:00am

- Thursday, Sept. 24th at 7:00pm


Hello has the orientation dates for September been chosen yet?

Hello Greg,

At this time, the 3D printing is available only to Tulsa City County Library card holders. If you live, work, or go to school in Tulsa County, you qualify for a free library account. Out of county residents who don't meet any of those criteria can purchase a year to year membership for the Tulsa Library. The annual fee for out of county memberships is $50, and applies to all family members within a household. You can apply for either of these library card types at any public library branch in Tulsa County.


I live in Bartlesville (Washington County) can I use your 3D printers?

Hello David,

The fee for 3D printing at the library is $0.35 a gram, to cover the cost of the filament used. When you create a file, we should be able to determine the estimated weight of the finished piece prior to the printing, and we will use that weight to calculate the cost of the print job.



I would also like to get an estimate on the price. How far would a gram of filament go in a 3D printed object?

Hi David,

The models need to be in an .stl file in order for us to print them. As long as Autodesk Inventor or AutoCAD allow you to save or convert your files to that format, they should work fine.


Or AutoCAD

I would like to know what programs can print 3d models on these printers. More specifically, I would like to know if I can print files from Autodesk Inventor on these printers. If not, what list of programs may I use?

Hello Jennifer,

If you have already been to an orientation and signed the waiver for 3d printing, we ask that you call us ahead of time to set up an appointment to use the machines. This is so we can make sure a printer is available when you come in and not in use by staff or another patron. You can call us at 918-549-7349 to set up a time.




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