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Upcoming Events

Registration is open to active duty, DOD civilians, JMSDF, retirees, and their families, as well as MLC and IHA employees. Items may be checked out using the library card issued at registration or your Military ID card. The borrowing period for all items is three weeks. Patrons are able to renew items twice if no requests have been placed by other patrons.

Each account is allowed the following:

Books & Magazines

Check out an unlimited amount of books and magazines from the Library.

Video Games & Launchpads

Borrow a maximum of two video games, launchpads from the Library

CDs, Audiobooks, Playaways, DVDs

Maximum of ten CDs, Audiobooks, Playaways, DVDs.

Makerbox

Makerbox for GoPro, Needlepoint, Tea Ceremony, or Novelty Cake Pans.

DVD player or Projector

One DVD player or Projector.

Kindle or Nook

One Kindle or Nook.

Contact the Library for information on how to access Mango Languages.

Mango Languages

Mango Languages is a digital language learning program for learners of all levels, with courses in over 70 different foreign languages, 21 English Language Learning courses, and 44 specialty courses designed to celebrate world cultures.

Mango Log-In

Japanese Cultural Section

The Library has an extensive section on Japanese culture.

Computers & Internet

  • 10 CAC-enabled desktop computers
  • Scanning capability
  • Free wi-fi

FamCam Loft

  • United Through Reading collection
  • Meeting space with whiteboard
  • Web-cam

USMC/USN Professional Reading Collection

USMC/USN Professional Reading Collection

Printing & Copying

Limited to 25 free color copies per day.

Charging Station

Charging Station available to charge your electronic devices.

Kindles & Nooks

Kindles & Nooks are available for checkout (limited to one checkout per account).

Equipment listed is available for use in the Makerspace. Some equipment may require patrons to supply their own materials. Please ask library staff for information about where you can purchase necessary supplies.

 

3D Printers & Cura Software

3D Printers & Cura software

Sewing Machines

Sewing Machines

Robotic & Circuitry Kits

Robotic & Circuitry Kits

Heat Press

Heat Press

Silhouette Cameo

Silhouette Cameo

iPads & Laptops

iPads & Laptops

Button Maker

Button Maker

Green Screen

Green Screen

You Design It, We Print It!

3D printing is available to all registered Library patrons in good standing. Using the following guidelines, patrons may create three-dimensional objects in plastic using a design uploaded from a digital computer file.

General Guidelines

  1. Patrons must have a current library account in good standing in order to submit designs.
  2. Library staff will handle print requests on a first-come-first-served basis.
  3. Only trained library staff will operate 3D printers. Patrons are not permitted to operate, calibrate, or otherwise manipulate equipment.
  4. The Library does not accept responsibility if the project does not print properly or does not work.
  5. Patrons are limited to one STL file per week.
  6. 3D printing at the Library is currently free, due to funding provided by OSD.
  7. Print times are estimates and cannot be guaranteed.
  8. Patrons are responsible for the cleanup of the final print. Small bumps, holes, or rough edges may be finished with fine sandpaper or other tools.
  9. Printed designs that are not picked up within 7 days of notification will become the property of the Library.

Design Guidelines

  1. It is the responsibility of the requesting patron to design their own creation. Digital designs are available from various file-sharing databases such as www.thingiverse.com or www.tinkercad.com, although any 3D drafting software may be used.
  2. All designs MUST be submitted in .STL format.
  3. The Library’s 3D printer may be used only for lawful purposes. 3D printers may not be used to create material that is:
    • Prohibited by federal law.
    • Deemed unsafe, harmful, or dangerous.
    • Obscene or otherwise inappropriate for the Library environment.
    • Subject to copyright, patent, or trademark protection.
    • Intended for business or commercial purposes.
  4. Designs must be applicable for printing with ABS or PLA filament. 
    • ABS filament is available in Black, White, Red, Blue, Silver, or Green. 
    • PLA filament is available in Black, White, Red, Silver, Green, Clear, Magenta, Orange, and Blue.
  5. The file size must be no larger than 25MB. Maximum build volume is: 215 × 215 × 300 mm for single extrusion or 197 × 215 × 300 mm for dual extrusion.
  6. 10-hour limit on printing times. Please download Ultimaker Cura: Powerful, Easy-to-Use 3D Printing Software to estimate your build time.
  7. The Library reserves the right to refuse any 3D print request and all submissions will be reviewed before printing.

Submission Procedure

There are two steps to submitting a 3D design for print.

  1. Read through all of these guidelines, then upload .STL file by clicking on the submission button at bottom of this page.
  2. Send an email to the Library (Iwakuni.Library@usmc-mccs.org) with yourfirstname.yourlastname.3DPRINT in the subject heading. Within the body of your email, you must include:
    • Your library card number, email address, and phone number.
    • A brief description of your design and the name of your .STL file.
    • Your desired filament and design color.
    • Estimated build time.

Once your submission is received, a response email will be sent confirming or denying your request and an estimated print time within 1-3 days will be provided. The Library will notify you when your print is ready and you will have 7 days to pick up your design.

Submit Your Design

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Contact Information

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Marine & Family Programs Bldg. 411
3rd Fl.


Phone: 0827793078

DSN: (315) 253-3078

Phone: 0827793078

Email: iwakuni.library@usmc-mccs.org

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FRI 8:30 AM - 8 PM
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Thanksgiving, Christmas, & New Years Closed

 

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