Studio - Digital Media Lab

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. 
 
  • Check out the FAQ or find more details on the equipment page.
 
The Studio is funded by the Friends of the Library.

Digitization (Analog to Digital Conversion)

Studios A, B, C & Entry
 
PHOTOS
  • Scan photos (Up to 8.5 x 11.7)
  • Scan 35mm and 120mm film negatives
  • Scan 35mm Slides (Up to four at a time, or in large batches using our Carousel Scanner)
     
VIDEO
  • VHS to DVD or digital video file
  • VHS-C to DVD or digital video file
  • 8mm Video Tape to DVD or digital video file
  • 8mm and Super 8 films to DVD or digital video file
 
AUDIO
  • Cassette Tape to CD or digital audio file
  • 33 and 45 RPM records to CD or digital audio file
 
Check out our Tech Classes to learn how to digitize your slides, film, photos, VHS tapes, 8mm films, cassette tapes and records.
 

Music & Audio

Studios C & Production
 
  • Edit, process and clean up audio
  • Record voiceovers for video work or audiobooks
  • Record, mix and master your music
  • Record demos
 
Check out our Tech Classes to learn how use Logic Pro.
 
 

Photography, Design & Development

Studios A, B  & Production
  • Shoot portraits
  • Shoot product photography
  • Take professional headshots
  • Use our green screen
  • Design for print, web or apps using the Adobe Creative Suite
  • Start developing your app ideas for iOS and Android
 
Check out our Tech Classes to learn how to use Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat and Graphic Design Theory.
 
 

Video

Studios A, B  & Production
  • Shoot an interview
  • Shoot a product video
  • Edit your videos in iMovie X, Final Cut X or Premiere Pro CS5
  • Creating animations using Flash and After Effects
  • Process video and special effects using After Effects
  • Clean up footage, and add titles and music to your home movies
 
Check out our Tech Classes to learn how use iMovie.
 
 

Equipment for Checkout

Take the Studio on the go with our equipment available for 1 week check-outs, or some higher end gear for use within the studio.
 
ONE WEEK LOAN
CHECKOUT WITHIN THE STUDIO
Brief training required to use this equipment
 
 
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.
Book Online 
 
Call
847-392-0100
 
Tech Help Desk
Stop by to reserve a Studio.
 
Please call or stop in to make a four-hour reservation for video conversions.
Make an appointment
Schedule a 30 minute appointment to get your project started.
 
Watch video tutorials
Learn software on your own with Lynda.com, Treehouse or Gale Courses.
 
Attend our technology classes
Register for our classes to increase your tech skills and knowledge.
Complete a short online form to give us feedback about the Studio.