Federation of Ontario Public Libraries

Library’s 3D printers used to help health-care workers

Library's 3D printers used to help health-care workers

“Brantford Public Library is part of an effort to help provide personal protective equipment for health-care workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

With its two branches closed for now, the library’s 3D printers are being used at the homes of two staff members to create parts for medical face shields being assembled by Inksmith, a Kitchener tech company.

“Even though our operations are currently limited, we are proud that we can still put our technology and services to good use, and do what we can to help at this time,” says Rae-Lynne Aramburo, the library’s CEO and chief librarian.

Amy Woodhouse, an emergent technologies library technician, has three smaller 3D printers in operation at her home, while colleague Tom Bentley has one larger printer set up at his home.”