In 2016 the Scottish Library and Information Council ensured every public library service in Scotland received both 3D printing technology and training. This was made possible through £76,000 of funding from the Scottish Government’s Digital Participation Programme.

Each Scottish public library service was given a Cel Robox printer and training sessions were carried out throughout Scotland to train library staff. A library network of 3D Printing Champions was also created to help support the project.   

The expansion and development of 3D printing in libraries supported many of the recommendations made in Ambition & Opportunity, Scotland’s first national strategy for public libraries.

If you would like more information on public library 3D printing services available in your area, please contact your local library service.  

You can learn more about the outcomes of this initiative by reading SLIC’s 3D Printing Project Report.