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STEM Lab Policy

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The Great Neck Library desires to offer access to new and emerging technologies. This goal is consistent with the Library’s mission to offer the best possible traditional and innovative library services.

What is a STEM Lab?
The STEM Lab will provide access to emerging technologies such as 3D printing, laser cutting, digital scanning, virtual reality, and more. The STEM Lab will be utilized as a space for patrons to participate in library programs, complete educational assignments, or develop their own projects.

Who can use the STEM Lab?
Availability of the STEM Lab is on a first come, first served basis, with priority given to Great Neck residents. A time limit for use of the equipment may be established when necessary to meet demand.

Children 9 and under cannot be left alone in the STEM Lab.

All participants, or a caregiver, must sign a liability waiver.

Different types of technology in the STEM Lab will have specific age limits that are either set by the manufacturer of the item or library policy.

When and how can I use the STEM Lab?
Use of the STEM Lab is limited to the library’s operating hours. In addition, the STEM Lab can only be utilized when it is staffed by a Great Neck Library employee. The STEM Lab cannot be accessed for individual projects during programs.

The STEM Lab may not be utilized to promote any product, service, business, or interests.

No food, gum, candy, or drinks can be consumed in the STEM Lab.

All items created in the STEM Lab must be:

• Your own creation OR
• Items preselected and tested by a Great Neck Library staff personnel OR
• In the public domain AND
• Items which do not conflict with any Great Neck Library policy

The following types of items may not be created:

• Copyrighted
• Patented
• Trademarked
• Registered designs
• Any other proprietary objects; ANDd
Any printed or manufactured items must comply with other relevant policies.

No object should be in any way deemed:

• Prohibited by local, state or federal law.
• Obscene, pornographic, or in violation of the Library’s Patron Behavior Policy.
• Unsafe, harmful or pose an immediate threat to the well-being of others.
• An object that may function as a weapon or part of a weapon.

Patrons must save all work on their own external hard drive(s).

FAQs

I am a teacher, how can I schedule a class visit to the STEM Lab?
E-mail the Great Neck Library at STEMLab@greatnecklibrary.org to schedule a visit.

Please note that procedures governing the use of the STEM Lab are subject to change.

Adopted 1/15/19
 
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