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DIY Christmas Gift Ideas

Article Date
November 30, 2022

Need some ideas for affordable gifts?

Why not checkout BiblioTech Public Library's resources?

We have ebooks available for checkout on CloudLibrary and Hoopla such as:

50 DIY Gifts

Upcycling DIY

Christmas Gifts


We even have 3D printing options available for use and its free! 

Make your own 3D printed item as a gift to a friend or loved one!

The BiblioTech West Library branch has two 3D printers!

One is a Makerbot Replicator and the other, and newest edition, is the Raise3D's Pro 3 Plus.

The Specs:

Each printer has specific dimentions by which they are limited in printing. 

The Makerbot Replicator has a build volume of 6.5"x7.6". The slicing software used to configure prints is called, Makerbot Print. It also has a flexible build plate, Smart Extruder, and a full-color LCD display, with Wi-Fi connectivity and so much more!

While the Raise3D's Pro 3 Plus has a build volume of 11.8"x11.8" The slifcing software used to configure prints is called ideaMaker. It is fully enclosed, has dual extrusion which allows users to print using two different materials at once. It also includes an EVE smart assistant, an HD camera which allows userst to monitor their prints, and so much more!

How to Start Printing:

Patrons can print pre-designed prints by visiting websites such as ThinkgiverseCultsCGTraderPrintables, and more. Additionally, patrons can design their own 3D models by using websites/software such as TinkerCad and Fusion 360.

All ages are welcome to print and is absolutely FREE!

Each patron is limited on how many they can print. Prints are limited to 2 prints per month per person. 

To request a 3D print job, patrons will need to fill out our 3D print request form.

Once they fill out the form, we ask that patrons give the branch 3-5 business days to print their items. Once it is printed we will contact you by phone or e-mail.

And that's it! 

Also! Printing Clubs!

Checkout our 3D Printing Clubs! Where patrons of all ages can come and learn how to use 3D printers and print out their own creations!

So if you would like to 3D print something with BiblioTech West, be sure to call us at 210-631-0190. You can also speak with:

Israel Rendon
Assistant Branch Manager
BiblioTech West
[email protected]

Hours of operation at the BiblioTech West branch are: 

Sunday - 10am - 6pm

Monday - Friday 12pm - 8pm

Saturday - 10am - 6pm


The new BiblioTech EDU library will soon be open on December 6th!

BiblioTech EDU will also have a 3D printer available and even a glowforge!

Not sure what a Glowforge is? A glowforge can cut wood, fabric, leather, paper, Plexiglas (acrylic), Delrin (acetal), mylar, rubber, Corian, foods (We don't engrave food at BiblioTech), and more. Glowforge can also engrave all of the above plus glass, coated metal, marble, anodized aluminum, titanium, some phones, tablets, and laptops, and more.

For more details about this library and the glowfordge, please contact:

[email protected]

*****Hours for BiblioTech EDU will vary to the public.*****

Sunday - 10am - 6pm

Monday - 3pm - 8pm

Tuesday - 3pm - 8pm

Wednesday - 3pm - 8pm

Thursday - 3pm - 8pm

Friday - 3pm - 8pm

Saturday - 10am - 6pm

*****Our glowforges can also be found at the East Library branch, but be sure to call ahead of time for availablity.*****

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