Makerspace

 

Makerspace

 

A Pataskala Public Library card that is in good standing is required to use the Makerspace. Must be 13 years or older to use Makerspace equipment. Users must complete a Makerspace User Agreement Form before use and attend a training session from a staff member. Users age 13-17 must have a parent or legal guardian sign the User Agreement on their behalf. Those under the age of 13 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. 

 

Reservations are strongly encouraged and can be booked up to three months in advance in person, by phone, or online. A 15-minute late grace period will be observed before reservations are canceled. Sessions may be booked in 2-hour intervals per day. Extra time may be granted by staff in additional 30-minute increments if no other patrons are waiting to use the Makerspace. The Makerspace may be used for no more than 3 hours total per day by an individual or group. 

 

The Makerspace closes 30 minutes before the Library closes. All work must be completed no later than 30 minutes before the Library closes. Projects cannot be left running or suspended while the Library is closed. The Library assumes no responsibility for projects that are unable to be completed within this time frame. Patrons are responsible for all use and material costs associated with incomplete projects. Patrons are responsible for cleaning up after use. 

 

There may be a charge for use of some Makerspace equipment. Users are responsible for paying for all use and material costs associated with use of the Makerspace. Failure to self-report material usage and pay for use of equipment and/or material will result in suspension of Makerspace use privileges. 

 

All projects must adhere to Library policies. Users of the Library’s Makerspace agree to respect any and all applicable copyright laws and licensing agreements. Furthermore, users agree not to use the Makerspace in violation of any local, state, or federal ordinances, regulations, or laws. Users may not use personal supplies with library equipment. Only materials provided by the library are permitted. 

 

The computer located in the Makerspace is intended for patrons utilizing the specialized software programs or equipment located in the Makerspace. The Library reserves the right to reassign patrons to other computers in the Library if they are not utilizing the Makerspace computer for its intended purpose.