Eligibility for Use of the Makerspace
The WPPL Makerspace is available to Library patrons ages 13 and up. An adult must accompany users under age 13 at all times. Users 13-17 must have a parent or legal guardian sign the agreement form on their behalf before using the Makerspace.
Users must complete and sign the Westlake Porter Public Library Makerspace Agreement before using the Makerspace.
Rules of Use
Use of the WPPL Makerspace is subject to the rules in this policy, the Library Use Policy, the Public Internet and Computer Use Policy, as well as any other applicable Library policies and procedures. Failure to abide by all applicable policies and procedures will result in suspension or loss of Makerspace use privileges.
Users of the Library’s Makerspace agree to respect any and all applicable copyright laws and licensing agreements. Further users agree not to use the Makerspace in violation of any local, state, or federal ordinances, regulations, or laws.
Users agree to be courteous to other Makerspace users and Library patrons.
Some of the equipment located in the Makerspace may contain aspects, parts, or components that will cause injury to the user if all rules, policies, procedures, and restrictions are not followed. Mandatory training may be required for certain pieces of equipment prior to first use. Applicable safety supplies will be available in the Makerspace to be used as directed. Any accident or injury that occurs in the Makerspace must be reported to a staff member. Users agree to release and hold the Library harmless from any claims for personal injury, property damage, or any other loss in connection with the use of the Makerspace, including the equipment, tools, and materials.
The computers located in the WPPL Makerspace are intended for patrons utilizing the specialized software programs or equipment located in the Makerspace. The Library reserves the right to reassign patrons to other computers in the Library if they are not utilizing the Makerspace computers for their intended purpose.
The Makerspace is a self-directed area, with the expectation that users will complete designs and projects mostly on their own, following initial guidance and information from Makerspace staff on the capabilities, safety, and basic operation of Makerspace equipment and software. Staff may not be experts on use or operation of everything that is available in the Makerspace. One-on-one appointments can be made with Makerspace staff to learn the more in-dept initial operation of Makerspace software and hardware.
No food or drinks of any kind are permitted in the WPPL Makerspace.