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3D Printing

The McGill Library's 3D Printing Guide

QUICK START: 3D printing

Four Ultimaker 3D printers are available for use only to those who have registered for the service. You are asked to register ahead of time to gain access to the 3D printing service by speaking to an Innovation Commons Assistant or by emailing Please email this address with any questions you may have, including to schedule a basic introductory session.

How to book a 3D printer

3D printing equipment is available for booking in the Redpath Library Building - Innovation Commons Room B (near the Writing Centre). This service is available for free to current students, staff and faculty only.

To book:

  1. Register with the Innovation Commons by emailing or speaking to an Innovation Commons Assistant in the service area near the 3D printers.
  2. Check availability of the 3D printers via McGill's booking service.
  3. Select the time and date you'd like to reserve with the equipment. You will receive a confirmation of of your request to your McGill email, and also an approval of your request for room booking (2 emails!).
  4. Come to the service area in Innovation Commons Room B, Redpath Library Building (main floor) to begin your print. Please be prepared to stay for the first 10-15 minutes of your print to ensure that it is printing properly.
  5. If you need assistance with your print, consider booking a time when Innovation Commons Assistants are available to help. Their hours are posted on the right of this guide as well as at the desk.

3D equipment at McGill

Innovation Commons Assistant Hours

The 3D printing service has been suspended for maintenance and will reopen at the Schulich Library of Science & Engineering in Fall 2023.

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