The Media Lab offers DGPL cardholders the opportunity to use professional-level equipment and software to create audio, visual, and photographic works of digital art. Whether it's producing a song, recording a podcast, or shooting and editing a short film, the library offers the tools and skills to turn your vision into a reality.
Located on the second floor near the public computers, the Media Lab consists of two rooms:

Recording Studio

The Recording Studio is the larger of the two rooms and is the ideal space for band recordings or filming in front of the green screen.

  • Soundproof
  • Mac Pro
  • Content creation software

Maximum Occupancy: 6

Editing Bay

The Editing Bay is a quiet, private location for making quick cuts to a short video project or recording simple narrations.

  • 27” iMac
  • Apple Software
  • Adobe Creative Cloud Suite

Maximum Occupancy: 2

To use the media lab:

  • DGPL cardholders age 13 and up can reserve a room; patrons 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult parent or guardian.
  • DGPL cardholders can reserve rooms in advance; non-DGPL cardholders can use the room on a drop-in basis.
  • Rooms can be booked for up to four hours but may go over if there are no immediate future reservations.
  • Food and beverages are not allowed in the Media Lab.
  • Set up may require assistance from our Media Lab Coordinator.
Available equipment includes:
  • Shure SM57 microphones
  • Berhinger U-PHORIA UMC404HD audio interface
  • Canon Rebel DSLRs (T3i, T5, T5i models)
  • Sony Handycam CS405 video camera
  • PreSonus StudioLive 16.0.2 mixer
  • Tripods, lights, audio cables, etc.
  • And more!
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Have questions or need assistance with a certain project? Email or call 630-960-1200 ext. 4309.