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3D printers let you print three-dimensional (3D) objects - jewelry, home appliance parts, toys, phone accessories, or anything else you can imagine.

The Digital Innovation Hubs offer 3D printers, 3D scanners, and a variety of design software.

You can download ready-to-print designs from websites such as Thingiverse or use our 3D scanner and design software to modify a design or create one of your own.

A 3D printer at the Toronto Reference Library (1:39)

Using a 3D printer


Printers are available on a first-come, first-served basis, or may be reserved by calling ahead.

Printing costs

A printing fee of $1.00 plus $0.05 a minute will be charged for each print job. An average print job takes about 30 minutes and costs $2.50 (30 minutes x 5 cents = $1.50 + $1 = $2.50). A 13-percent tax is also applied to each print job.

Rules for 3D printing

3D printing classes

Classes are free, but online registration is required. Note: classes are popular and spots fill up quickly. If the class is full, you can add yourself to a waiting list; we will contact you if a spot becomes available.

Intro to 3D Design

Learn to design simple 3D objects using Autodesk 123D Design, Sculptris and OpenSCAD. Approximately 2 hours. Offered monthly. Registration required.

3D Printer Certification

You must complete this certification before you can use our 3D printers. 60 minutes. Offered several times a month. Registration required.