Q. Access & Costs
Access to the Innovation Lab & Makerspace
Use of the Shapiro Library Innovation Lab & Makerspace is available to all currently enrolled Southern New Hampshire University students, faculty and staff. Users may be asked to present a valid SNHU ID to use the space and equipment.
Please note that we do not currently offer mailing services - online/distance students, faculty, and staff who wish to use the Innovation Lab & Makerspace must be able to travel to campus to use the space and services available.
Access to the Makerspace without library staff supervision is limited to those individuals who have completed the Introduction to the Makerspace & 3D Printing Course and signed the User Agreement Document (see the "Other Policies" tab on this box for more details). Use of certain pieces of equipment may also be limited to those individuals who have completed specialized training. Certain pieces of equipment and tools within the Makerspace which will always require library staff supervision, regardless of the training sessions attended.
The Innovation Lab (106) is available for use any time that the building is open. The Makerspace (106B) is available for use during the walk-in hours listed below, by appointment, or other times depending on library staff availability.
Walk-In Makerspace Hours:
Please note that there may be exceptions to the above hours for holidays, staff sick days, snow days, etc.
Currently, there are no costs to use the Shapiro Library Innovation Lab & Makerspace equipment, software, or tools EXCEPT the HP Designjet Z6200 (large format printer) and the HP Color Laser Jet M750 printer. Please note that this policy may change at any time - costs TBD for using the 3D printers or other equipment in the space may apply in the future.
HP Designjet Z6200 Large Format Printer Fees
HP Premium Instant-Dry Satin Photo Paper
- $1.50 per square foot
HP Premium Instant-Dry Glossy Photo Paper
- $3.00 per square foot
Fees for using the large format printer may be applied directly to users' Colleague accounts OR taken from users' Penmen Print allotment and are subject to change at any time. Large format printer fees applied directly to users' Colleague accounts are due 30 days after the fee is applied and can be paid by contacting or visiting Campus Student Financial Services.
HP Color Laser Jet M750 Printer Fees
HP Brochure Paper, Matte (150gsm, 8.5" x 11")
HP Brochure Paper, Glossy (150gsm, 8.5" x 11")
- B & W (single sided): $0.30 per side
- B & W (double sided): $0.20 per side
- Color (single sided): $0.60 per side
- Color (double sided): $0.50 per side
HP Color Laser Presentation Paper (120gsm, 11" x 17")
- B & W (single sided): $0.75 per side
- B & W (double sided): $0.60 per side
- Color (single sided): $1.00 per side
- Color (double sided): $0.90 per side
A mirror that has just finished being engraved. March 2016.