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Peterson Library

Peterson Space Force Base

Computers, WiFi, Scanning, Printing, and Copies

The Peterson Library offers a wide range of computer options. We have six CAC-enabled .mil computer stations, and 8 CAC-enabled commercial computers. At the library you can print 10 free pages or copies per day. We have free Wi-Fi throughout the library and a charging cabinet for your use.

     CAC Enabled Commercial Computers

     CAC-Enabled .mil Computers

     Fax, Scan, and Copy


There are now two ways to 3D print at Peterson Library: Requesting a print or printing on your own

Makerspace: 3D Printing, Conditions of Use 

1. Patrons must have a current Peterson Library account in good standing in order to submit designs to be printed using the 3D printer or print in-person. 

2. Peterson Library staff will handle print requests on a first come, first served basis, and staff will review each object file before it is cleared for 3D printing. Peterson Library staff retains the right to refuse or deny any 3D printing request. All print requests must be submitted through the queue.

3. Only trained Peterson Library staff will operate the Lulzbot 3D printer. Patrons may do short, under 2 hour prints on their own using the Makerbot printer by reserving the Makerspace and following procedures for printer approval.  Call the library to make the reservation. 719-556-7462.

4. Patrons are limited to 10 print hours a month, which includes requested prints and in-person prints. Individual prints must take less than 10 hours if requested and less than 2 hours if done in-person.  

5. Please allow 2-3 business days for each request; however, print times are estimates and pick up times cannot be guaranteed.  

6. Projects not picked up by patrons after 30 days from notification that the project is complete will become the property of the Peterson Library. 

7. A 3D printing request must be an STL file and submitted through our Google Form. Accepted forms are file upload, Thingiverse link, or an acknowledgement to email the file to us. Files will be printed as submitted; Peterson Library staff will not adjust or otherwise manipulate the files, besides necessary resizing. 

8. Only Peterson Library owned materials (filament) shall be used in the creation of any object. Print requests may choose filament color. In-person prints must be done with the filament already loaded onto the printer.   

9. The 3D printer must be used only for lawful purposes. It  may not be used to create a weapon of any kind or objects that:

  • Are prohibited by local, state, or federal law.
  • Are inappropriate for the library and public environment.
  • May cause harm, be unsafe, or pose an immediate danger or threat to oneself or the well-being of anyone else.
  • Are subject to a legal copyright, patent, or trademark. 

10. Supervision of the printing process by Peterson Library staff does not constitute knowledge, or acknowledgment, of the final use of the 3D printer’s objects, nor of the lawful status of said objects. 

11. Due to the nature of 3D printing, no file is guaranteed to print successfully, and minor flaws and imperfections can be expected, such as small cracks and warping at the bottom of the print. Printed objects from the 3D printer are provided “as-is” and without warranties of any kind, either express or implied. 

12. Please note that the 3D printers are viewable by the public. Peterson Library staff may photograph completed or in process 3D prints for marketing and promotional purposes. If you do not want your item used in this manner, please let Peterson Library staff know immediately.

13. Prints created using the Library's materials and printer are not for commercial use. Patrons may not request or create prints to sell. All prints must be intended for individual use.

14. All In-person prints must have a reservation for the makerspace for two hours. 

15. All patrons wishing to do in-person prints must watch the required tutorial video and have this noted by library staff.

Books, Audio Books, and DVDs

The Peterson Library has thousands of fiction, non-fiction, young adult, juvenile, and children's materials for you to check out.  Currently, there are no limits on the number of items you may check out. Items check out for 3 weeks and are eligible for one (1) auto-renewal as long as the item is not on hold for another patron*. Items can be placed on hold through our catalog or by calling the library at 719-556-7462

*Colorado Park Pass Backpacks and STEAM To Go Kits are not eligible for renewals. One checkout per library account is allowed at a time.

Meeting Rooms

Meeting Room Policy

The Peterson Library currently offers 3 library spaces that may be reserved for your use. Rooms may not be used for commercial or for-profit activities.

Rooms are reserved for four (4) hours max on a first come, first served basis. Library programming takes precedence. 

Rooms may be reserved 30 days in advance.

Rooms must be returned to original configuration and condition.

Call to cancel. Room reservations will be held for 15 minutes past start time and then will be made available.  Repeated no shows will result in loss of reservation privileges.

Squadrons/Commands needing space for official business may reserve outside these parameters. Call the library for assistance. 719-556-7462


Conference Room

The conference room has 6 tables and 12 chairs that can be moved into different configurations, as needed. There are 2 sofas for additional seating in the back of the room. Depending on needs and configuration, the room capacity is 35.

There is a SmartBoard with HDMI connections. Electrical outlets and Wi-Fi are available. 

Study Rooms

Study Room 1 (Room 106)

Our smallest study room contains a desk and 2 chairs. There are electrical outlets and Wi-Fi. Room capacity is 3.

Room 2 (Room 107)

This study room has 2 desks and 4 chairs. There are electrical outlets and Wi-Fi. Room capacity is 4.

Room 3 (Room 109)

This study room contains a small conference table and chairs in addition to a desk; perfect for small study groups and meetings. There are electrical outlets, Wi-Fi, and a small white board. Room Capacity is 8.


Conference Room

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