3D printing is available to UQ staff and Students.

MakerBot 3D printer.

Print a 3D model

3D file details

Obtaining and creating 3D designs.

The Library can print in two materials, either Plastic (FDM) or Resin (SLA). You have the choice of which type of print you would like, there is a different pricing method depending on the type of print you select.

Your file should be an Object (.obj) or Stereolithography (.stl) file only.

Payment information

In order to submit a print job, you will be required to give permission for the Library to deduct credit from your Library print account up to a certain amount, dependent on the type of print material. If you're requested print will cost more than the maximum authorised amount, we will contact you with a quote and ask for further instruction.

Collecting your job

We will email you to collect your model at the  AskUs Service point, level 1, Central Library (Building # 12), St Lucia.


  • 3D models may come with small defects as a result of printing
  • 3D model may include support structures including printed bases and pillars to prevent drooping. It is your responsibility to remove these structures. We are unable to reprint models damaged as a result of removing these structures
  • The UQ Library reserves the right to refuse any submission
  • Use of this equipment must comply with your obligations under the Student Charter and the Policy on Acceptable Use of the University's Information, Communications and Technology (ICT) resources (PPL 6.20.01)

Image compares dog printed in plastic (first image) vs resin (second image), with support structures still attached and dog with support structures removed (third image).

Contact information

Contact 3dprinting@library.uq.edu.au if you have any questions about 3D printing at the Library.