3D printing is coming to the Regina public library system as it reaches out to the "maker" community.

In a budget report that went to City Hall this week, the library board says it has recently obtained two 3D printers.

These are machines that can print solid objects, such as jewelry, toys and parts out of plastic resin.

The library says it's going to make one printer available to members of the public and use the other one for programming.

The library says it wants to be a home to "makers" — an umbrella term that includes inventors, tinkerers and designers — so it's making space available and buying equipment.

3D printers are a popular tool used by makers, so it makes sense to buy some of the machines, the report says.

The library says it's also planning to make sound recording equipment available to the maker community.