FAQ & Policies

Those utilizing the library’s 3D printer must do so for lawful purposes. Users must abide by all applicable laws and policies as stated below, while respecting the health and safety of the University community. Kenan Library staff reserve the right to decline any print request for any reason. The Library cannot guarantee model quality or stability, confidentiality of designs, or specific delivery times.

Notice Warning Concerning Copyright and Other Legal Restrictions

Copyright law under Title 17 of the United States Code, patent law under Title 35 of the United States Code, and other intellectual property laws of the United States may govern the making of photocopies or other reproductions of content. Under 17 U.S.C. § 108(f)(2) the provision of unsupervised photocopy or reproducing equipment for use by patrons does not excuse the person who uses the reproduction equipment from liability for copyright infringement for any such act, or for any later use of such copy or phonorecord, if it exceeds fair use as provided by 17 U.S.C. § 107. Nor does it excuse the person who uses the reproducing equipment from liability for patent, tort or other laws.

This institution reserves the right to refuse to make available or provide access to photocopy or other reproducing equipment if, in its judgment, use of such equipment would involve violation of copyright, patent or other laws.

Weapon Making is Banned

The UNC Violence in the Workplace policy defines a weapon as any object that may be used to intimidate, attack, or injure another person or to damage property. Objects understood to have a primary function as a weapon are not allowed on campus unless expressly authorized. The production of weapons, facsimiles of weapons or replicas of weapons is prohibited in the Kenan Science Library Makerspace. This includes parts of weapons, ammunition, and defensive as well as offensive weapons.