3D Printing Guidelines

3D Printing Guidelines

The Lane Libraries Community Technology Center provides 3D printing as a service. The materials used in the 3D printing process are provided at cost and the fees for printing are assessed according to each printed item’s weight by gram (currently $.05 per gram, including rafts and supports, rounded to the nearest gram). Price is subject to change at any time. Filament colors and types are not guaranteed; please check with staff to see what is in stock. Patrons may have hands-on access to the 3D printers only with approval from library staff.

The Lane Libraries Community Technology Center cannot guarantee model quality or stability, confidentiality of designs, or specific delivery times (3D printing can take anywhere from several minutes to several hours). Technology Center staff reserves the right to refuse to print any object for any reason. 3D printing can only be used for lawful purposes. Prints may not in any way endanger the safety or well-being of patrons or staff.

Acceptable 3D print file types are .stl and .obj. By submitting a 3D print file to Lane, the patron asserts his or her legal right to the content. The patron assumes all responsibility in terms of adherence to copyright law. Lane reserves the right to decline to print any 3D print file for any reason.

If a print fails, Technology Center staff will attempt a reprint. If it fails a second time, it will not be reprinted. Library staff may suggest ways to fix a file, but are not responsible for any modifications. Patrons will not be charged for failed prints. If an object is printed with rafts and/or supports, the patron is responsible for removing them. Completed prints that are not picked up within one month of completion may become property of the Tech Center.

The public will not be permitted to use the 3D printers for the following purposes:

  • Materials prohibited by state, local, or federal law.
  • Unsafe, harmful, dangerous models, or anything that poses a threat to other patrons. This includes weapons or life-like replicas, parts of weapons, ammunition, and defensive as well as offensive weapons. If you aren’t sure what constitutes a weapon, please consult a staff member.
  • Obscene items or any materials that violate the Lane Code of Conduct or Lane Internet Policy.

View the 3D Printing Guidelines pdf.

Borrowing Policy

The Lane Libraries Borrowing Policy

Getting a Library Card

  • Available to anyone working, living or attending school in Ohio.
  • Requires valid photo ID, proof of current address and date of birth (i.e. driver’s license, state ID).
  • Application for a library card must be made in person or using the Online Registration form.
    • To complete your online account registration and pick up your permanent Lane Libraries card, please stop at any Lane Libraries location with a valid photo ID and proof of your current address.
    • Temporary cards will expire in three months unless your account is verified in person.
  • Children under 18 must have a parent/legal guardian’s signature on application and parent/legal guardian must provide a photo ID. If a parent or legal guardian is not available to sign for an account, a Limited Use Card (allows three print items at a time) may be provided.
  • Please notify the library if your personal information changes, or your card is lost or stolen.

Loan Periods

Item Type Loan Period Loan Limit
Books, Audiobooks, Music CDs, Kits & Magazines 28 days 100 holds, up to 200 items checked out
Video Games 28 days 2 games
DVDs, Blu-Rays 14 days 25 DVDs/Blu-rays
Launchpads 14 days 2 Lauchpads
Mobile Hotspot 28 days 1 Hotspot per household
Freading 14 days 12 per week
Ohio Digital Library 7-21 days 20 at a time; magazines exempt
Hoopla 3-21 days 10 downloads per month and 5 flex borrows
Freegal Music 5 downloads per week and unlimited streaming
Kanopy 30 tickets per month
Comics Plus no limit
SearchOhio 7-21 days 75 holds, checkouts included in Lane’s 200 item limit
Interlibrary Loan (out of state) 1-4 weeks No limit ($5 fee per item requested)


Nontraditional Items

Sewing machines, and musical instruments are available for checkout from the Oxford Lane Library. Please call (513) 523-7531 for more information.

For checkouts–in lieu of a library card, adults must present a photo ID (picture and/or photocopy of ID will not be accepted) with name and birthdate. Children/teens will be asked to verbally verify information listed on the patron account.

Overdue Materials and Fines

  • Patrons are responsible for all materials borrowed on their card.
  • Notices are courtesies only. Failure to receive such notices does not exempt the cardholder from any fees due or collection agency fees.
  • Items that have more than one piece will not be checked in until all of the pieces are returned.
  • Materials overdue for more than 28 days will be assumed lost and the replacement cost will be added to the account.
  • Lost or damaged items will be billed at the retail cost. The library will not accept a replacement copy of an item as payment.
  • Patrons with accounts owing $10.00 or more may not borrow items (including some digital services).
  • Any account owing $35.00 or more may be referred to a collection service with an additional, non-refundable fee of $15.00.

Renewals and Returns

  • Items without holds will auto-renew up to 5 times (account holders are not always notified of failure to renew).
    • Exceptions: Accounts exceeding $10.00 in fees, digital items, SearchOhio and OhioLINK materials.
    • SearchOhio and OhioLINK materials must be renewed in person or over the phone.
  • There are 4 ways to renew items (please have your library card number and four-digit PIN ready):
  • When renewing items online, double check the new due date of the items to make sure the items renewed.
  • You can return library materials to any Lane Libraries location. We also have remote bookdrops at the following locations:
    • Fairfield Township Administration Building, 6032 Morris Road, Fairfield Township
    • Meijer, 1560 Main St., Hamilton
    • Kroger, 1474 Main St., Hamilton
    • CVS, 3733 Hamilton Cleves Rd., Ross

Patrons are not restricted by staff as to what items are checked out on a library card. Parents/legal guardians are responsible for monitoring content checked out to a child’s card.

For information including all Lane Libraries’ hours and locations please visit: www.lanepl.org/about/hours-and-locations.

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Code of Conduct

The Lane Libraries are committed to providing a secure, clean and supportive environment for use of their resources and services.  Therefore the library has established the following Standards of Conduct to protect the rights and safety of library patrons, volunteers, and staff, and to preserve library materials, equipment, and facilities.  The library board authorizes staff to enforce the standards, which include the possibility of temporary or permanent removal of library users who are disruptive or dangerous.  The following behaviors and actions are examples of conduct not allowed on Library property.

Conduct which violates local, state, and federal statutes

Conduct which disturbs others or interferes with any person’s comfort and safety

  • Being disruptive, disorderly, using profanity or abusive language, stalking, staring fixedly, verbally or physically threatening or harassing patrons, staff or volunteers.
  • Loitering, sleeping or otherwise remaining on library property for purposes other than the use of its resources and services.
  • Monopolizing space, seating, tables or equipment to the exclusion of others.
  • Using cell phones or other devices in a loud or disturbing manner.
  • Non-compliance of the library’s Internet Use Policy.
  • Soliciting, panhandling, or distributing materials or political campaigning.
  • Unapproved photography or recording of library patrons.
  • Use of e-cigarettes, vaping devices, or tobacco products on library property.
  • Being under the influence, consuming, or possessing alcohol or illegal substances on library property.

Conduct towards library property and facilities

  • Stealing, destroying, defacing or abusing library facilities or property.
  • Interfering with the access or use of the library facilities by others or any other violation of Study Room Policy/Meeting Room Policy.
  • Skateboarding or any wheeled activity; bicycles must be parked in provided outdoor racks.

Conduct relating to health and hygiene

  • Having offensive and pervasive odor; visible presence of pests on person, belongings, or library materials.
  • Using the library as a place to bathe or wash personal items.
  • Entering the premises without wearing shirt or shoes.
  • Bringing animals other than certified service animals into the library.

Conduct relating to children

  • Leaving children eight years and younger unattended.  Refer to the Lane Libraries’ Unattended Children Policy.
  • Use of areas designated for youth by adults without legitimate need to use resources in those areas.
  • Attempting to solicit inappropriate interaction with any minors by adults.

The library is not responsible for lost or stolen items. Please do not leave valuable or personal items unattended.

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Confidentiality Policy

The Lane Public Library specifically recognizes that its circulation records and other records identifying the name of library users with specific materials are confidential in nature. To ensure this protection, we do not allow access to your library record without proper identification and/or your library card. This is to protect you from unauthorized use of your library card and/or access to personal information on file with us.


Information Rack / Bulletin Board Policy

The Lane Public Library strives to provide information of public interest to the residents of the communities it serves. In keeping with this concept, community groups are encouraged to present fliers, brochures, and informational materials to the libraries for placement on information racks and bulletin boards. The following will not be accepted:

  • Campaign literature for a political candidate or ballot issue
  • Materials promoting commercial products or services or personal notices of any kind
  • Posters larger than 18 × 24 inches

Items for distribution and/or posting should be taken to the Public Relations office or left at the Information Desk or drive-thru window at any location. The library does not guarantee the availability of space and may have to restrict the number of copies approved for display. Information rack and display space will be used for Lane Public Library information on a priority basis. Public use will be subject to availability of space. Acceptance of materials for display does not indicate Lane Public Library endorsement of a group or organization, its policies, or beliefs. All materials presented will be subject to review by the Branch Head at each location.

The library reserves the right to refuse acceptance of display and information materials at any time.

For more information, contact the Public Relations office at 894-6557.

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Internet Use Policy

The library provides access to the internet and other approved software at no charge, including web-based email, chat, and social media services. The library cannot control and is not responsible for the content or accuracy of information accessed over the internet, including information contained in email and other forms of electronic communication. The library uses filtering software to block access to some internet sites in compliance with Ohio law. Since no filtering system is completely effective or efficient, restriction of a minor’s access to the internet is the responsibility of the parent or legal guardian.

Patrons are encouraged to ask for assistance; however, staff may be limited in the assistance that they can provide.

Patrons agree to abide by the following guidelines when using the library’s internet service on both Lane computers and when connecting to the internet via wireless connections provided by the library:

  • Use of internet computers is on a “first-come, first-served” basis. Patrons are allotted two sessions per day.
  • Internet sessions may be of limited time if others are waiting or if computers are needed for library programming and/or maintenance.
  • Users will respect the privacy of others and will refrain from attempting to view or read material being used by them. Misrepresenting themselves as another patron, including using another patron’s library card to log on, is not allowed.
  • There is a charge for printing. Patrons are responsible for the prints they initiate.
  • The display of sexually-explicit imagery or other graphic content which may be disturbing, offensive, or hostile to others is prohibited.
  • Users should be aware that public computers are not a private or secure medium and that third parties may be able to obtain information regarding their activities.
  • Staff are unable to recover data once a computer session ends. To save data, patrons must copy it to their own personal media or online storage during the computer session. The library is not responsible for time or data lost during a computer session and it cannot be held liable for damages to personal data and removable media.
  • Installing software on library computers is prohibited.
  • The use of the library’s computers or wifi connection for any illegal purposes, including software piracy and copyright violations, is NOT permitted.
  • Library staff may monitor usage of the computers for the purpose of ensuring compliance with this policy.

Failure to comply with this policy may result in the loss of internet and library privileges per the Lane Libraries’ Code of Conduct.

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Meeting Room Policy

The Lane Public Library strives to provide the residents of the library district with access to a broad scope and variety of materials, resources, information, services and programs. In keeping with this concept, the citizens of the community are encouraged to use the various library meeting rooms for group meetings and programs.

  1. Activities under the direction of the library shall have first priority for the use of the meeting room.
  2. No admission, attendance charge, or required donation may be assessed by any non-library group using a meeting room.
  3. We encourage community groups to reserve the meeting rooms for non-profit, civic, cultural or educational purposes.
  4. Meeting rooms may not be used for social activities, private parties, commercial endeavors or gatherings which advertise a product or service.
  5. Scheduling will be done on a first-come, first-served basis. Therefore, the library is unable to guarantee room availability for regularly scheduled meetings. A maximum of 4 meeting room reservations will be accepted up to 90 days in advance.
  6. Reservations for the meeting room may be made by phone, but an online application form must be submitted. A request does not secure the meeting room space. You will be contacted by a Lane Libraries staff member 24 – 48 hours after the request submission and will be formally notified as to whether or not the booking can be accommodated.
  7. If you are unable to make an upcoming reservation, please call or email to cancel. Three no show/no calls will result in a patron being barred from booking the meeting room in the future.
  8. Groups using the meeting room must leave 15 minutes before the library closes.
  9. A request for use of space by minors must be made by an adult who will agree to be present and responsible for the meeting.
  10. The organization using the room is responsible for any damage or breakage to the premises or its contents by members or guests of the group. The room is to be left in the condition in which it was found, and all trash disposed of in the container provided.
  11. The library will not be responsible for loss or damage to any property belonging to the organization or its members and guests.
  12. No smoking, vaping or flammable products permitted.
  13. Alcoholic beverages are prohibited. Cooking is not permitted in the meeting rooms.
  14. The organization is responsible for providing supervision of children accompanying adults attending the organization’s meeting.
  15. A/V equipment may be requested for use, subject to availability.
  16. Meeting room capacities must not be exceeded.
  17. The fact that a group is permitted to meet at the library does not in any way constitute an endorsement of the group’s policies or beliefs by the library.
  18. The library reserves the right to revoke permission to use the facilities at any time.

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Study Room Policy

The Lane Libraries Study Room Policy

Study rooms may not be used for social activities, private parties, commercial endeavors or gatherings which advertise a product or service. By reserving a study room, you are agreeing to the following policies:

  • Rooms are booked in half hour increments up to 2 hours.
  • Patron may have a maximum of 2 reservations daily.
  • Patron may have a maximum of 4 total reservations at any given time.
  • Patron cannot have multiple rooms reserved for the same reservation time.
  • Reservations can be made up to 90 days in advance.
  • A valid email address is required (only 1 email address per person) to reserve a study room.
  • Study rooms will close 15 minutes prior to library closing.
  • If you do not plan to fulfill your reservation, please cancel your reservation. Failure to do so limits study room availability. Recurring abuse may result in banning from the study rooms.
  • Reservations may be cancelled by library staff if not occupied 15 minutes after the beginning of the reservation period.
  • The room is to be left in the condition in which it was found. All trash should be disposed of in the containers provided so that the room is ready for the next user.
  • The library will not be responsible for loss of or damage to any personal property.
  • Patron is responsible for any damage to the study room or its contents.
  • Study rooms are not soundproof. Conversations must be kept at an appropriate level. Groups that are excessively noisy and disturb others may be asked to vacate the study room.
  • Behavior in the study rooms should be consistent with the Code of Conduct Policy.
  • Patrons may use study room equipment to stream or cast materials from personal computers, however content use must adhere to the Lane Libraries’ Internet Use Policy.
  • Study room capacities, as listed, must not be exceeded.
  • The library reserves the right to revoke permission to use the facilities at any time.

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Unattended Children Policy

The Lane Libraries welcome and encourage children to visit, use the library’s resources and services and attend library programs.  Staff members are available to assist children with library services. While we always strive to make the library a safe place, the responsibility for the safety and behavior of children in the library rests with the parent or caregiver (aged 14 or older) and not with the library personnel.   Library staff cannot supervise children or function as a substitute for daycare for unattended children.

Children 8 and under may not be left unattended in the library.  They must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver at all times.  Children shall be considered “attended” as long as they are in sight of the parent or caregiver.   An exception would be children attending a story time or other library programs without a parent/responsible caregiver in the room.  However, the parent or caregiver must remain in the library building and immediately join the child at the end of the program.

If children 8 and under are found in the library unattended by a parent or responsible caregiver, library staff will attempt to locate the parent or responsible caregiver in the building.  If no parent or responsible caregiver is located in the building, library staff will attempt to contact the parent. If the parent is unavailable, the local police department will be called.

Parents will be called if a juvenile under the age of 14 is left at the library at closing time.  If the parent is unavailable, the local police department will be called.

The library is not responsible if children leave the library unattended.

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Miscellaneous Information

Please check with a librarian for current borrowing limits.

Lane Public Library does not assume responsibility for the damage of equipment through the use of library materials.