Use of the NAIT Library Makerspace requires that you abide by the following guidelines:
Only current NAIT students and staff with an active ID are eligible to use the Makerspace.
The NAIT Library Makerspace is not responsible for anything left behind in the Makerspace after you use it. NAIT Makerspace is not responsible for damage to personal computers, or for the loss of data or information, nor for the liability that occurs from the use of the library’s internet connection, library software, or hardware.
The Makerspace computers are unlike most student-accessible desktops on campus: to maximize your creative work, full administrative rights are enabled on Makerspace PCs and Macs. This means you can download and install any necessary project software. It also means that each computer is reset every night, and no user files will be carried over. We strongly recommend frequently saving your work on USB or in the cloud, as recovery in the event of a shutdown may be impossible.
Computers must be logged in by a NAIT library staff member. Check in at the library service desk for access.
Makerspace computers are intended for Makerspace use, and most of them are also used to run the specialized equipment in the rooms. Much of the specialized Makerspace software is also available on all computers available in the main library space, so if another Makerspace user is ready to start a job on our equipment and you are still in the design phase, you may be asked to move temporarily to another computer. Please do not monopolize the computers, particularly during periods of heavy use. We encourage you to check out a laptop if you're looking to Facebook or watch YouTube videos.
You are responsible for understanding and respecting NAIT's Guideline ITM.1.2 - Acceptable Use of NAIT’s Technology Resources (pdf). Due to the nature of the space, Makerspace computers are an exception to 3.1.6 in Guideline ITM.1.2.
Makerspace is a place for the NAIT community to collaborate, learn, and explore. The equipment can only be used by current staff and students.