The Studio

Digital Media Labs

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, 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 Lynda.com
 

The Studio is funded by the Friends of the Library.

 

Studio A

 
Hardware
  • iMac - 27" Screen, 2.7 GHz Quad Core Intel i7, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD
  • Epson Perfection V600 Flatbed Scanner
  • Plustek Optic Film & Slide 7600 Scanner
  • Wacom Tablet
  • Sony MDR-7506 Stereo Headphones
 
Software
  • Adobe Creative Suite 6.0 Design Standard (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat)
  • Final Cut X
  • iLife '11 & '13 (iMovie, GarageBand, iPhoto)
  • iWork '13 (Pages, Numbers, Keynote)
  • Chrome, Firefox, and Safari browsers
  • Handbrake
  • Silverfast 8
  • EpsonScan
  • Screenflow (screencasting)

Studio C

 
Hardware
  • iMac - 27" Screen, 2.9GHz Quad Core intel i5, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD
  • IONaudio USB Cassette Tape Deck
  • Numark USB Turntable
  • M-Audio BX5a Studio Monitors
  • M-Audio Fast Track audio interface
  • M-Audio Oxygen 61 MIDI Keyboard
  • Audio Technica AT2020 USB Microphone
  • Sony MDR-7506 Stereo Headphones
 
Software
  • Logic Pro 9
  • Izotope RX
  • Toontrack EZ Drummer
  • Microsoft Office 2011
  • iLife '11 & '13 (iMovie, GarageBand, iPhoto)
  • Chrome, Firefox, and Safari browsers
  • Handbrake

Studio Entry

 
Hardware
  • Mac Mini - 2.3GHz quad-core Intel Core i7, 8GB memory, 1TB hard drive
  • Toshiba VHS/DVD Conversion Unit
  • Sony Video 8mm VCR
  • Canopus Analog/Digital Converter
 
Software
  • iLife '11 & '13 (iMovie, GarageBand, iPhoto)
  • Chrome, Firefox, and Safari browsers
  • Handbrake

Studio B

 
Hardware
  • Mac Pro - 3.2 GHz Quad Core Intel Xeon, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD
  • Dual Dell Ultrasharp 24" Widescreen Monitors
  • Epson Perfection V600 Flatbed Scanner
  • M-Audio BX5a Studio Monitors
  • Audio Technica AT2020 USB Microphone
  • Sony MDR-7506 Stereo Headphones
     
Software
  • Final Cut X
  • Adobe Creative Suite 5.0 Master Collection (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat, Flash, Flash Builder, Flash Catalyst, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Contribute, Premiere, After Effects, Audition, OnLocation, Encore, Bridge, Media Encoder, Dynamic Link, Device Central)
  • iLife '11 & '13 (iMovie, GarageBand, iPhoto)
  • Chrome, Firefox, and Safari browsers
  • Handbrake
 

Studio Production

 
Hardware
  • iMac - 27" Screen, 2.7 GHz Quad Core Intel i7, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD
  • Studio Lights with Softening Umbrellas (x5)
  • AlienBee 800 Studio Flash
  • AlienBee 400 Studio Flash (x2)
  • M-Audio BX5a Studio Monitors
  • Calumet 12' Background Support
  • Green, Black & White backdrops
  • PreSonus MSR Monitor Station
  • PreSonus FireStudio Project
  • M-Audio Axiom 51 MIDI Keyboard
  • Yamaha DTX500K Electronic Drumset
  • Audio Technica AT4033/CL Condensor Mic (x2)
  • Shure SM47 (x3)
  • 4x6 Isolation VocalBooth
  • Sony MDR-7506 Stereo Headphones
 
Software
  • Logic Pro 9
  • Toontrack EZDrummer
  • Smart Music
  • iLife '11 & 13 (iMovie, GarageBand, iPhoto)
  • iWork '13 (Pages, Numbers, Keynote)
  • Chrome, Firefox, and Safari browsers
  • Handbrake

Available for Checkout

One-week Loan
  • GoPro Hero 3 (Silver) w/ waterproof case, head, suction cup, tripod and sidearm mounts
  • Western Digital 1TB External USB 3.0 Hard Drive (x2)
  • Zoom H1 portable digital recorder
  • Sony Bloggie Touch camcorder (x1)
  • Canon PowerShot S95 digital cameras (x2)
  • Large Pearstone tripod
  • Medium Pearstone tripod
 
4-hour Checkout within the Studio
You must schedule a 1:1 appointment for brief training before using this equipment.
Sennheiser EQ112-p G3 Wireless Lav Mic (x2)
  • Canon 60D with 15-85mm & EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM Lenses
  • Canon Vixia HD Camcorder
  • Seagate Thunderbolt Hard Drive
  • Zoom H4N Recorder
 

Hours

Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, 12:00 – 5:00 p.m.

The Studio will close 30 minutes before the library closes.
 

Reservations

Call 847-392-0100 or visit the Tech Help Desk to make a reservation for up to two hours at a time. Reservations can be made for up to four hours for video conversions.
 

Need Help with Your Project?

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 Lynda.com, or Atomic Training.
 
Attend our technology classes
Register for our classes to increase your tech skills and knowledge.

Studio Guidelines

  • 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.

Feedback and Updates

Complete a short online form to give us feedback about the Studio and receive periodic news and updates.