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225 South Oyster Bay Road
Syosset, NY 11791

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Hours of Service

  • Monday-Thursday: 9 AM to 9 PM
  • Friday: 10 AM to 6 PM
  • Saturday: 9 AM to 5 PM
  • Sunday: 12 PM to 5 PM
    (Closed Sundays July through Labor Day)

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225 South Oyster Bay Road
Syosset, NY 11791-5897

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Fax: 516-921-8771

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What is Creation Station?

Creation Station provides access to emerging technologies such as 3D printers and design software to encourage creativity.

Come in and try it out!

Creation Station at Syosset Public Library


  • 2 MakerBot Replicators 5th Generation 3D Printers
  • a Cricut Explore Cutting machine
  • 2 iMacs
  • 2 iPads
Download Liability Waiver (Adults) Download Liability Waiver (Minors)


Software on iMacs
  • 3D Creations:
    • Thingiverse, Sketchup, Autodesk 123D, Blender, MakerWare
  • Video Editing:
    • Adobe Photoshop, Photobooth, iMovie, iPhoto
  • Cartooning:
    • Sketchbook Express, Anime Studio, Manga Studio
  • Game Making:
    • Garage Band

 Creation Station

Software on iPads
  • Artsy
  • Sploder
  • Arcade Creator
  • Tinkerplay
  • Cubify
  • Draw
  • And many other craft, art, and design related apps.

Creation Station Procedures

The purpose of Creation Station is to allow patrons to become familiar with emerging technology.  Creation Station is not a Group Study Room.  Use of Creation Station and its equipment is reserved for Syosset Central School District residents only, showing proper ID.  No food or drinks are allowed in Creation Station.  All users must adhere to the Creation Station Policy.


All patrons who use Creation Station must have signed a Liability Waiver.

pdf Creation Station Liability Waiver

pdf Creation Station Minor Liability Waiver


Use of the 3D Printer
  • All print projects must be approved by a librarian.
  • Librarians are responsible for starting the print job.
  • Use of the 3D Printer is limited to 2 hours.
  • Patrons must stay in the building for the first 20 minutes of the print job.
  • The charge for use of the printer is $0.50 per ½ hour or any part thereof. Payment must be made in advance. There are no refunds if the project does not print properly.
  • The 3D Printer will be shut down ½ hour prior to the library closing.

Reserving a 3D Printer

A 3D Printer can be reserved for up to two hours. It may be reserved up to two weeks in advance, but at least 24 hours in advance. To reserve a 3D Printer, visit the librarians at the Reference Desk or call 516-921-7161 ext. 217. All appointments are first come, first served.  Reservations will be held for 15 minutes.


In order to accommodate all of our patrons and to allow our staff time to prepare, the following procedures must be followed regarding 3D printer reservations:

  • Use of 3D Printers will be by appointment only as follows:
    9:30 AM
    10:00 AM
    12:00 Noon
    12:30 PM
    3:00 PM
    3:30 PM
    5:30 PM
    6:00 PM
    10:00 AM
    12:00 Noon
    12:30 PM
    2:30 PM
    3:00 PM
    9:30 AM
    10:00 AM
    12:00 Noon
    12:30 PM
    2:30 PM
    12:30 PM
    1:00 PM
  • Appointments may be made up to two weeks in advance
  • Appointments must be made at least 24 hours in advance by calling or visiting the reference desk
  • All patrons who use Creation Station must have a signed Liability Waiver
  • If you do not know what you are printing, please come in early to use the computers. Your reservation is for use of the 3D Printer
  • Appointments cannot be made more frequently than every other day so that everyone has a chance to use the 3D printers
  • Each person must schedule his/her own appointment and bring a valid library card registered to them when they arrive
  • Please let us know what color you are planning to use when you schedule your appointment
  • If you are more than 15 minutes late, your appointment may be canceled at the Librarian’s discretion
  • Print projects may not run for more than 2 hours
  • You must pay for your project before it prints
  • Please be courteous to other patrons in Creation Station


Learn More About 3D Printing with

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  • Getting Started with Makerbot 3D Printers
  • Up & Running With 3D Printing
  • 3D Printing Project: Designing a Replacement Part
  • Up & Running with Tinkercad
  • SketchUp 2015 Essential Training
  • Introducing Makerbot Desktop
  • Five Resources for Finding 3D Models
  • Tinkercad: Modeling Custom Designs for 3D Printing
  • Understanding the Makerbot Printing Process
  • 3D Printing with a Makerbot
  • And many more!

Creation Station Policy

3D BraceletThe Syosset Public Library offers community access to emerging technologies to assist patrons in expanding their creative potential and skills. The Library’s 3D printer is able to make three-dimensional objects in plastic using a design that is uploaded from a digital computer file.

  1. Use of the Creation Station and equipment is reserved for Syosset Central School District residents only.
  2. Patrons may schedule appointments at the Reference Desk to use the Creation Station equipment by providing their name, telephone number, and a current valid identification. Appointments will be scheduled for up to two hours, and may be booked up to two weeks in advance. A reservation will be held for 15 minutes.
  3. Patrons must sign the liability waiver prior to use of the room and equipment. Patrons under 18 must have a Minor Liability Waiver signed by a parent or legal guardian.
  4. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult (18 or older) at all times.
  5. The third floor is maintained as a quiet floor for studying: no phones or loud noises allowed; quiet conversation is acceptable; use of computer software with an audio component will require headphones; ear buds are available for purchase at the Reference Desk.
  6. No food or beverages are allowed in the room at any time.
  7. Patrons must bring supplies for any personal projects with the exception of those using the 3D printer.
  8. The Library’s 3D printers may be used only for lawful purposes, and may not be used to create any materials which are:
    • Prohibited by local, state or federal law;
    • Unsafe, harmful, dangerous or posing a threat to the well-being of others (this may also violate the manufacturer’s terms of use);
    • Obscene or otherwise inappropriate for the Library environment;
    • In violation of intellectual property rights: For example, the printer may not reproduce materials which are subject to copyright, patent or trademark protection. The Library assumes no responsibility to ensure compliance with any patent, trademark or copyright restrictions.
  9. All 3D printer projects must be preapproved by Library staff.
  10. The Library reserves the right to refuse any 3D print request.
  11. Library staff will be available for assistance if necessary; however, staff are not experts and cannot offer extended instruction.
  12. The patron has five days to pick up their project. After five days, the project may be discarded. The Library is not responsible for the production or storing of any project.
  13. Patrons must remain in the building for the first 20 minutes of a 3D printer project.
  14. The 3D printer will be turned off one half hour before the closing of the Library. Printing cannot continue after the printer is shut off. Incomplete projects will be terminated at that time.
  15. Any saved projects on the iMac’s hard drive will be automatically deleted after a patron’s session has ended. Patrons must save all work on their own flash drives. Flash drives are available for purchase.
  16. The cost of 3D printing is $.50 per half hour of printing (payable in advance), with a limit of two hours per project. Patrons must note that even if a project does not meet their satisfaction, no refunds or credits will be given.
  17. Policy governing the use of the Creation Station equipment is subject to change without notice.