Mac Lab Policies

           The purpose of the Mac Lab is to offer students a creative space to help them in their academic pursuits by providing trained lab assistants. Computers are equiped with course-related software such as Adobe Creative Cloud and Microsoft Office. The lab also provides 3D printing and equipment checkout.


SOFTWARE (This list is constantly changing to adapt to Faculty requirements.)


Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Premiere Pro, Acrobat, XD, and more


Word, Power Point, Excel


Cura, Slic3r, Maya, Inventor


XCode, BBEdit, RStudio, NetBeans, Cyberduck


This policy establishes how and under what circumstances the BYU-Idaho community may use the Library’s 3D printer.

  1. The Library’s 3D printer may be used only for lawful purposes. No one will be permitted to use the Library’s 3D printer to create material that:
    • Is not in compliance with BYU-Idaho’s Acceptable Use of Information Technology;
    • Violates the CES or BYU-I Honor Code;
      • In regard to printing firearms or other weapons, see Housing & Student Living and Student Life (Firearms). In summary, the Mac Lab will not print firearms, facsimiles, or any related parts/ accessories.
    • Is obscene or otherwise inapporpriate for the Library environment;
    • Is in violation of another’s intellectual property rights including copyright, patent, and/ or trademark protections with respect to fair use and other legal expectations
  2. BYU-Idaho students, staff, and faculty are able to use the 3D printers by submitting their files online to be printed by Mac Lab employees.
  3. Patrons are not permitted to keep failed or unsatisfied prints unless paid for individually. Mac Lab employees are directed to consult with a supervisor before making exceptions.
  4. Not complying with the policy or repeated attempts to print restricted models can cause you to lose access to the 3D printers.
  5. The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material.
    Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specific conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use," that user may be liable for copyright infringement.
    This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order/scanning or printing services if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright or other intellectual property laws.