VCU Libraries

Research Guides

Use the 3D printers

VCU Libraries is excited to announce the availability of three 3D printers in the Innovative Media department on the lower level of Cabell Library. Explore the guidelines and other materials to help you use them effectively.

Innovative Media staff

Eric Johnson's picture
Eric Johnson
Cabell Library, Lower Level Room 078

901 Park Ave., Box 842033
Richmond, VA 23284-2033

(804) 828-2802

Innovative Media staff

Ken Hopson's picture
Ken Hopson
James Branch Cabell Library
901 Park Ave
Richmond, VA 23284


Virginia Commonwealth Libraries' Innovative Media department currently maintains three 3D printers:

MakerBot Replicator 5th Gen
Ultimaker 2
Lulzbot TAZ 5
MakerBot Start-up Guide
Ultimaker Start-up Guide
Lulzbot Start-up Guide

These printers can be found in The Workshop in James Branch Cabell Library, in room 078 of the lower level.  Supporting 3D design and conversion software is installed on several workstations in The Workshop.  These printers are made available to encourage a spirit of exploration and experimentation by the VCU community with this newly-accessible form of design and production.  We hope that you will share your experience (and models) as part of the growing community of 3D printer practitioners, makers, and others interested in the technology.