All locations of The Seattle Public Library and the book drops at the Central Library will be closed on Memorial Day, Monday, May 29.
Service interruption in the Library's Online Catalog – May 28 and May 29
The Library will be performing maintenance on our catalog starting at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, May 28 - 6:30 p.m. Monday, May 29. During this time, you will be able to search the Bibliocommons catalog, but will not be able to log in, place holds, renew items or use other catalog features. The former Library catalog (Horizon Information Portal), SPL Mobile, access to e-books, free music downloads and many databases and applications also will be unavailable.
Turn your ideas into reality: 3D printing basics
3D printing is becoming an increasingly important technology for both professional and personal exploration for design and digital fabrication for a broad range of people including entrepreneurs, artists, and hobbyists.
This summer you can take part the Library's 3D Printing Basics series that will introduce you to the basic concepts behind the 3D modeling tools of the Rhino 5 software. You will learn the basic concepts in computer-aided design (CAD) to help you get started in making your own small creations and help turn your idea into reality. Upon completion of the series, the Library will provideyou with a coupon that covers up to $25 for the cost of printing your 3D model. 3D print jobs will be sent to Intentional3D for printing and will be mailed directly to participants.
Lisa Harouni - A Primer on 3-D Printing - A TEDTalk Lisa Harouni, the cofounder of Digital Forming, works on "additive manufacturing" - otherwise known as 3-D printing. In this TEDTalk, Harouni gives a useful introduction to this fascinating way of making things, which includes intricate objects once impossible to create.
Intentional 3D A Seattle-based company focused on the 3D printing industry.
Thingiverse Thriving design community for discovering, making, and sharing 3D printable things.