Access Fort Wayne is located on the first floor of the Main Library.
AFW operates during the Main Library’s regular hours:
|Sunday ||12 pm - 5 pm || |
(Closed Memorial Day to Labor Day)
|Monday - Thursday ||9 am - 9 pm |
|Friday & Saturday || 9 am - 6 pm |
Studio Production Times
Access Fort Wayne's Studio A and Studio B are
production on a first come, first serve basis at no
Allen County residents. Equipment can be reserved up
to 60 days
in advance of the production date. Producers wishing
production time must have signed our Operating Policies form.
To schedule time, call the office at (260) 421-1250.
hours for production are:
|Monday, Tuesday &
Thursday ||9 am – 12 pm |
1 pm –
4 pm – 6 pm
6 pm – 9 pm
|Wednesday ||4 pm – 6 pm |
6 pm –
|Friday & Saturday ||9 am – 12 pm |
1 pm –
Producers are allowed 2 studio production times per
Producers are expected to schedule a full volunteer
crew of 2
studio camera operators and 1 audio operator for
each studio production. Volunteer
crew lists are available in the Access Fort Wayne
Wayne provides two different ways for producers to edit their programs:
linear and non-linear editing. The station contains two Final Cut
computers, three iMovie computers, and a linear editing bay for
producer use. Staff will gladly schedule time to teach producers how to
edit on these systems.
3D Printing in the Maker Lab at Main
3D Printed Items cost is per item once successfully printed via one of our MakerBot Replicator 2 or Affinia 3D Printing Machines dependent on time to print.
$1.00 for items printed in up to an hour.
$2.00 for items printed between 1 hour and 2 hours.
$3.00 for items printed between 2 hours and 3 hours.
$4.00 for items printed over 3 hours.
3D Printing can be achieved by bringing a 3D file in the .obj .thing or .stl file formats
If you do not have the ability to create one of those files you can use some freeware services available on the internet. TINKERCAD
you can take a tutorial that will easily teach you how to use template objects to build a design for whatever you may wish to print.
On this site you can create a free user account to save multiple designs, you are able to go back to a design to modify or print again THINGiVERSE
you can browse through already designed items that can easily be downloaded and printed
3D Print objects can take a number of hours to print on the machines depending on complexity of design,
size and quality setting desired. Please plan accordingly for this. ACPL Staff must Pause a print
overnight as there is a fire hazard to allowing the machines to run while no staff are present.
If you leave a print running please provide staff with your name and contact information as well as a description of the final product.