Please read our Rules about 3D printing before emailing us your model. Only one .stl file per person may be submitted and in the queue at any time.

To submit a print, compose an email and include the following:

  1. Your name
  2. Your Northbrook Library card number
  3. Your preferred color, selected from the list on this page
  4. The dimensions of your object in millimeters
  5. Attach the .stl file of your design

Send your email to We will review your file and respond within 2 business days.

It typically takes 1-2 weeks to complete your object.

We will email you when your object is ready.

You may pick it up your object at the check out desk on the first floor.

There is currently no charge for printing. Effective May 1, 2018, we will charge $0.05 per gram of material used to print an object, including supports and rafts. An estimate will be calculated by the software used to prepare the file for printing. The final cost will be based on the actual weight of the object, including rafts and supports.