The Studio

Located on the first floor of the library, the Studio offers the space, equipment and software for you to get creative with video, music, graphic design, development and more. Our staff can help you get your project off the ground and assist with issues along the way.

Here are some examples of what you can do in the Studio:
  • Shoot, edit, and share your own videos
  • Scan, touch up, and share family photos
  • Create a brochure or flyer for your small business or organization
  • Record your own music using our vocal booth and instruments
  • Convert old home videos into digital format
  • Build a website for personal or business use
  • Learn new skills using our subscription to
  • Develop your own app for iOS or Android

The Studio is funded by the Friends of the Library.

Studio Equipment

The Studio is a Mac based lab.

All studios are running OS X Mavericks 10.9 and are equipped with iLife (iMovie X, iPhoto X & Garageband X), Handbrake (For video file conversion) and Chrome, Firefox, & Safari browsers, as well as PDF guides (on the desktop) for common tasks like scanning photos, recording music and converting home movies.


Studio A


Additional Software

Studio C

A 15 minute orientation is required before using this Studio. Please schedule one here.
Additional Software

Studio Entry


Studio B


Additional Software
  • Final Cut X
  • Adobe CS5 (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat, Flash, Flash Builder, Flash Catalyst, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Contribute, Premiere, After Effects, Audition, OnLocation, Encore, Bridge, Media Encoder)

Studio Production

A 15 minute orientation is required before using this Studio. Please schedule one here.
Additional Software

Available for Checkout

One-week Loan
2-hour Checkout within the Studio
You must schedule a 1:1 appointment for brief training before using this equipment. Please reserve the desired equipment when booking your reservation in the Studio.
Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, noon – 5:00 p.m.
Call 847-392-0100, book online (you must be logged in to book online) or visit the Tech Help Desk to make a reservation for up to two hours at a time. Four-hour reservations are available for Studio Entry for longer conversions. Please call in or stop by the desk to make a four-hour reservation.
Make an appointment
Schedule time with a staff member to get your project off the ground. 30 minute appointments.
Watch video tutorials
Learn software on your own with, or Atomic Training.
Attend our technology classes
Register for our classes to increase your tech skills and knowledge.
  • When using the Studio, please keep in mind the Studio guidelines. Please report any issues with the Studio to Digital Services staff at the Tech Help Desk.
Complete a short online form to give us feedback about the Studio and receive periodic news and updates.