Let your imagination soar while you create, design, and fabricate.   Create  a film, edit photos, design an object for 3-D printing, duplicate a memory into digital — all are possible in the labs!

The DIGITAL LAB features:3D printer

  • Software
    • iLife (iMovie, GarageBand, iPhoto)
    • Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Acrobat, InDesign, Premiere Pro, After Effects)
    • SketchUp Pro
  • Mac and  PC
  • Printers
    • Lulzbot Mini 3-D printer
    • Large format full color printer (22 inches)

The LAB is generally open to the public during regular library hours.   Occasionally, the LAB may be unavailable due to library sponsored programs. Lab use scheduled on a first-come-first-served basis.  Stop by the Information Desk in the Adult area (under the Blue Wave) and use your library card or a photo id get access to the lab. Digital cameras, microphones, and headphones can also be checked out at the Information Desk for use in the lab.  (Items are not to be removed from the library.)

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Printing in the DIGITAL LAB

Large poster-sized printer can print with these sizes:  17 x 22 gloss photo paper ($10 per copy); 17 x 22 matte paper ($8.50 per copy); and 11 x 14 premium luster paper ($8.50 per copy).

Customers who wish to 3-D print their files will be required to successfully complete both Digital Media Lab orientation and one 3-D printing certification class offered by the library or another organization. Once they have been certified, they will be able to use the Digital Media Lab for up to a 3-hour block on a first-come-first-served basis to print their item.3-D printing varies by the weight of the item.  Items are weighed after printing is complete.             Pricing:  Wood Filaments: $1 per gram  All else: $0.10 per gram

Procedures for 3D printing

The MEMORY LAB features:

  • Conversion capability for:
    • MiniDV
    • Video8
    • Hi8
    • Digital8
    • VHS-C
    • VHS

    All of these can now be converted into a digital format using the Digital Memory Lab.  You can burn your home movies to a DVD, save them to a flash drive or other external storage device, or upload them to YouTube or your favorite cloud storage.   Not sure what  you have?  This might help.

    A very simple system to use, the lab is open during regular library hours.  Lab use is available on a first-come-first served basis.  Occasionally, the lab may be unavailable due to training courses.  We suggest you call to verify availability.  The conversion process is a 1-1 conversion (meaning for every minute of your tape, it takes one minute to convert.)  The tape plays while converting, so note taking for future editing projects is easy.