Sacramento Public Library

3D Printing Lab

The 3D Printing Lab is temporarily closed for the Arcade Library refresh and will reopen in Spring 2017. Learn more about the Arcade Library refresh.

The Tom Sanderson Design Spot at the Arcade Library features a 3D printer and computers with AutoCAD and Photoshop software. This equipment, books, and Design Spot programming (made available with funding provided by a grant from The California State Library) is intended to inspire a new interest in design for people of all ages. 

Visit the Design Spot to see a 3D printer in action, get started with 3D modeling, or design and print your creations from Photoshop on a high quality photo printer.

View the Library's 3D Printer Policy.

Tom Sanderson Design Spot hours at the Arcade Library:
  • Tuesdays: 3 p.m. — 8 p.m.
  • Wednesdays: 3 p.m. — 8 p.m.
  • Saturdays: 10 a.m. — 5 p.m.

The Tom Sanderson Design Spot will be closed on all library holidays.
For more information please contact Kevin Carpio at

This project was supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the Provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.

Design Spot Frequently Asked Questions


What kind of 3D printers are in the lab?
What kind of filament do the 3D printers use?
Is there a fee to print?
Are there limits to what I can print?
Can I send you my file to print?
How long is the wait time to print?
What file format is best for my design?
What kinds of CAD (Computer Aided Design) software do you have in the Design Spot/recommend?
Do you offer classes?
So, 3D printing is nice and all but I’m interested in graphic design—what do you have for me?
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