Using 3D Printers

Bring your ideas to life with the 3D printers now available at the Markham Public Library in our Angus Glen, Cornell and Thornhill Community Centre branches.  3D printing is a rapidly expanding field, with the popularity and uses for 3D printers growing every day.  The library is happy to offer this service to help you learn to use this technology and build your digital literacy skills in the process. You can enhance your school project, create your own custom jewelry, do some DIY home repairs or prototype your new idea.  Download existing designs or design your 3D object yourself using 3D modeling software, then make an appointment and bring your file to the Library to make your ideas reality!

Who Can Use the 3D Printers?
Before using the 3D printer, you must be certified. We recommend that you complete the online eLearning modules and read through the links below to prepare for the Markham Public Library’s 3D printer quiz.
5.       Tips for 3D Design (PDF)
6.       How to Use the Cubepro Software (link)

For information on how to book the 3D printers at MPL or where to go to download or create your own designs please see read through our 3D Printer Certification Handout (PDF) that accompanies the quiz and online learning modules.Library card holders with Teen and Adult cards are able to reserve time on the printer.
Children are welcome to use the printer with the supervision of a responsible adult.
How do I Reserve the 3D Printers?
  • For information on how to book the 3D printers at MPL or where to go to download or create your own designs please see read through our 3D Printer Certification Handout (PDF) that accompanies the quiz and online learning modules.Library card holders with Teen and Adult cards are able to reserve time on the printer.
  • You can find the program schedule on the Library's website or search  and register online through EZ Reg.  

Is there a Cost?
  • The cost for 3D printing is $1 per job plus $0.05/minute of printing (for example a 4 hour print job would cost $13)