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.

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.
 
 

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.
 
 

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.
 
 

Scanning and Video/Audio Conversion (Digitization)

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 (not Hi 8) to DVD or digital video file
  • 8mm and Super 8 films to DVD or digital video file (customer must have working projector)
 
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, cassette tapes and records.
 

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.
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.

6.012 Patron-Generated Content

04/27/2011
The Library offers various venues in which patrons can contribute content that is accessible to the public.  These include, but are not limited to, blogs, reviews, forums, and social tagging on the Library’s website and catalog.  Any instance in which a patron posts written or recorded content to any of the Library’s venues that are accessible to the public is considered “patron-generated content” and is subject to this policy.
 
By contributing patron-generated content, patrons grant the Library an irrevocable, royalty-free, worldwide, perpetual right and license to use, copy, modify, display, archive, distribute, reproduce and create derivative works based upon that content.
 
By submitting patron-generated content, patrons warrant they are the sole authors or that they have obtained all necessary permission associated with copyrights and trademarks to submit such content.
 
Patrons are liable for the opinions expressed and the accuracy of the information contained in the content they submit.  The Library assumes no responsibility for such content.
 
The Library reserves the right not to post submitted content or to remove patron-generated content for any reason, including but not limited to:
 
  • content that is profane, obscene, or pornographic;
 
  • content that is abusive, discriminatory or hateful on account of race, national origin, religion, age, gender, disability, or sexual orientation;
 
  • content that contains threats, personal attacks, or harassment;
 
  • content that contains solicitations or advertisements;
 
  • content that is invasive of another person’s privacy;
 
  • content that is unrelated to the discussion or venue in which it is posted;
 
  • content that is in violation of the Library’s Code of Conduct or any other Library policy