Studio - Digital Media Lab

Check out the Frequently Asked Questions or find more details on the Equipment page.
Located on the first floor of the library, the Studio offers the space, hardware and software for you to get creative with video, music, graphic design, digitization, development and more. 
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The Studio is funded by the Friends of the Library.

What Can I Do in the Studio?

Anything from digitizing old films, to editing home movies and recording your newest song, the Studio has the tools and resources you need to get moving on your digital media project. The Studio also has items to checkout and bring home.
A few examples of what you can do:
  • Digitize films, video, photos and audio from older formats
  • Shoot product and portrait photography
  • Develop and design websites and apps
  • Shoot and edit interviews and videos
  • Design for print and screen

Which Studio Should I Book?

All Studios are equipped with the Adobe Creative Cloud, iMovie, Garageband, Logic Pro, Final Cut and more, as well as items like the Audio and Video Digitization Kits. A few items are available in only one or two Studios.
  • Ableton Live – Studios C and Production
  • Maya LT – Studio B
  • Pro Tools – Studio Production
  • Epson Scanners – Studios A and B
  • Vocal Booth – Studio Production
  • MIDI Keyboards – Studios B, C and Production
  • Electric Drumkit – Studio Production
  • Lighting and Backdrops – Studio Production
  • Maschine – Studio Production
For more information, check out the detailed list of equipment and software. If you’re still not sure, or need to reserve a Studio Kit with your reservation, call 847-392-0100.
Monday–Friday: 9:00 a.m.–9:30 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m.–7:30 p.m.
Sunday: 11:00 a.m.–7:30 p.m.
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Tech Learning Center
Stop by to reserve a Studio.
For the Studio, please call 847-392-0100 to make a four-hour reservation or to reserve equipment for video/film/audio conversions.
Watch video tutorials
Learn software on your own with, Treehouse or Gale Courses.
Attend our technology classes
Register for our classes to increase your tech skills and knowledge.
Make an appointment
Schedule a 30 minute appointment for help getting your project started.
Click here to give us feedback about the Studio.
If your status is Confirmed Registration, your spot for the event is confirmed.

If registration for this event is full, you will be placed on a waiting list. Wait listed registrants are moved to the confirmed registration list (in the order of registration) when cancelations are received. You will receive an email notification if you are moved from the wait list to the confirmed registration list.

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