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Makerspace: Policies

Information about the ECTC Library Makerspace..

Makerspace General Policies

Image of robot by title Makerspace Safety    General Policies  

We support a culture of cooperation, safe exploration, and creativity. Users must respect the health and safety of the ECTC community and abide by all applicable laws and policies. ECTC Library reserves the right to deny any Makerspace usage or project request for any reason and failure to follow policies will cause your privilege to be revoked.

  • All users must abide by the guidance and requests of library staff. 
  • Be courteous, helpful, and respectful to your fellow Makers.
  • The ECTC Makerspace is free for use by any ECTC students, faculty, and staff. Supplies are subject to availability and are limited for use. Library staff can limit the number of supplies at any time. 
  • Report accidents and injuries immediately to the library staff.
  • Food and drink are prohibited in the Makerspace.
  • Use of Makerspace equipment is on a first come first serve basis, unless you have scheduled an appointment. All scheduled appointments receive priority. When equipment is reserved, other users should not use it.
  • Makerspace items must be returned in the same condition in which they were found.
  • All supplies and equipment must remain in the Makerspace. Makerspace supplies and equipment are for library use only. 
  • When using a tool, the Maker is certifying that he/she is capable of using that tool or equipment in a safe and proper manner.
  • If a patron damages any Makerspace equipment, that patron will be subject to repair charges, up to and including the price of replacing the item. 
  • The library does not accept responsibility if a project is destroyed, does not print correctly, does not work, or if any of the patron’s personal property (including laptops & other technology) is damaged or destroyed while using any of the library’s equipment.
  • Makers under age 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times, as the Makerspace houses potentially dangerous supplies, tools, and machines.
  • Only ECTC computers can be used to connect to machines.
  • ECTC Library abides by the copyright laws of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). These laws govern photocopying or creating other reproductions of copyrighted materials. Those protections extend to projects made using Makerspace equipment. All users must abide by copyright laws. The person using the equipment is responsible for any infringement. It is up to each individual to ensure personal compliance with copyright law.
  • We do not allow the manufacturing of weapons of any kind, illegal, offensive, or NSFW items, or the production of parts for profit. 
  • All users must abide by Makerspace equipment policies, ECTC Library Policies, KCTCS Code of Student Conduct, KCTCS IT Policies, and all other applicable policies.

Policies:     KCTCS Code of Student Conduct     KCTCS IT Policies    ECTC Library Policies    Copyright Law Title 17