Maker Space Equipment

The Fairbury Public Library now has a variety of Maker Space equipment available for public use. Equipment may be used outside of scheduled library programs according to the policies and guidelines set forth below:

  1. Users must be valid Fairbury Public Library card-holders in good standing.
  2. Prior to using any FPL Maker Space equipment, users must complete a Maker Agreement Form.
  3. Users under age 12 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times. Refer to chart below for minimum age and supervision requirements to use Maker Space equipment.
  4. The user agrees that the Fairbury Public Library is not responsible for any manufacturing defects in the quality of workmanship or materials inherent in any of the tools or equipment.
  5. The user agrees that if any tool or piece of equipment becomes unsafe or in a state of disrepair, they will immediately discontinue use of the tool and notify FPL staff.
  6. The user must report any accident or incident that occurs while using maker space equipment to FPL staff.
  7. Tools and equipment are available on a first come, first serve basis, for use in the FPL only. Advanced reservations are recommended to ensure the equipment and materials will be available when needed.
  8. Care is to be taken while using Maker Space equipment. Loss or damage may require the user to pay for repair or replacement cost of the item.
  9. The user acknowledges that the library is only able to provide consumable materials on a limited basis. Users may be asked to provide and use their own consumables. Library staff must first confirm that user-provided materials are compatible with equipment. Some equipment will require a consumables fee. Ask staff for details.
  10. No food or drink will be permitted at any time while using Maker Space equipment.
  11. Training is required before Maker Space equipment can be used unsupervised by staff.
  12. Please see 3D Printer Policy for additional  use and cost information for the 3D printer.