The ALA has recommended guidelines for libraries to address concerns about safety, access and liability. But some local libraries have established rules on their own.
At the Pope County Library System in central Arkansas, new restrictions have been placed on its two printers. They include printing objects that are prohibited by law, or deemed obscene or otherwise inappropriate.
Adult and Teen Services Librarian Sherry Simpson says there were just too many unknowns.
“We want to inspire their interest in design and we want them to bring their creations to life. However, some creations probably don’t need to see life through the library,” she says.
Report: An Arkansas Public Library System Begins Placing Restrictions on Use of 3D Printers
Filed by April 30, 2015on