3D printing

Want to use the 3D printers?

Visit our guide for instructions and tips on where to find files to print, or how to start modeling & scanning on your own.

Student assistant hours for Winter 2023

Mon: 9AM-2PM

Tues: 10AM-noon

Wed: 9AM-5PM (no service 2-3PM)

Thurs: 10AM-noon

Fri: 9AM-5PM (no service 2-3PM)

Finding us

The 3D printers are located in Innovation Commons, Room B, next to the McGill Writing Centre on the main floor of the Redpath Library Building (map).
3459 McTavish Street
Montreal, Quebec H3A 0C9


Ask an on-duty Innovation Commons Assistant, or contact 3dprint.library [at] mcgill.ca.

The Innovation Commons has four 3D printers available to current students and faculty. Please first register with the Innovation Commons to gain access to the space by emailing 3dprint.library [at] mcgill.ca (subject: 3D%20printing%20registration) or speaking to an Innovation Commons Assistant.

You do not need to book a 3D printing training session in advance - feel free to drop by during service hours, which can be found on the right!

Important note: our 3D printing space is intended for learning, experimentation, and small-scale projects. It is not intended for prints exceeding 15 hours and only rare exceptions will be made by advance request. We cannot guarantee the quality of prints and technical support is not available outside of student assistant hours. Our services should not be relied on for time-sensitive projects. For full-service 3D printing, we recommend checking out The Cube.


3D Printing


The 3D printers must be reserved before use via the Library’s booking system.

We require at least 24 hours notice to approve reservations, not including weekends. You can book a printer for a maximum of 15 hours at a time and up to 30 hours per week. Special requests for longer prints may be accommodated in rare cases - please contact david.greene [at] mcgill.ca to discuss this.

Innovation Commons Assistants will be available in Innovation Commons Room B on the main floor of Redpath Library during select hours to answer questions and assist in the 3D printing process. Find their schedule on the right.

For more information about the McGill Library's 3D printers, including slicer recommendations and troubleshooting tips, please consult our File 3D Printers - Information Sheet.


Use of the 3D printers is contingent upon compliance with the Library’s Regulation on the Use of 3D Printers.


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