Need to edit your movie? Create a podcast? Photoshop your pictures? Stop by the Digital Media Lab on the second floor in the Reference area. Sign up with your library card for a 3-hour session to work on your project.

What is the Digital Media Lab?

The Digital Media Lab is a small space outfitted with hardware and software designed to help users create and edit digital recordings (audio, movie, images, etc.).

What can users create or edit in the DML?

Movies, spoken word audio recordings, images, photos, and more.

What about audio or musical recordings?

While users are welcome to make spoken word audio recordings (e.g. podcasts, interviews), the space is not designed for musical recordings or vocal performances. Use headphones when editing audio recordings or recordings involving audio. Please note: the room has sound absorbing tiles to improve sound quality in the room; the room is NOT “sound-proof”, so sound can bleed out.

Who can use the DML?

Anyone with a valid, current library card that is registered with our library.

How do I sign up?

Sign up via our PC Reservation system in the Reference area on the second floor or on the DML computer itself, using your library card.

How long can I use it?

The reservation period is for 3 hours.

What’s in the room?


  • iMac with keyboard, mouse, and superdrive (CD/DVD player & burner)
  • Yeti Blue Pro microphone
  • Sony MDR-7506 Professional Headphones, 2 pair



  • Browsers:
    • Chrome
    • Firefox
    • Safari
  • Audio:
    • Adobe Audition CC
    • Audacity
    • Garage Band
    • Logic Pro IX
    • Pro Tools First (free version)
  • Gaming & Application Design
    • Adobe Flash Builder CC
  • Illustration & Graphics
    • Adobe Animate CC
    • Adobe Character Animator CC
    • Adobe Fuse CC
    • Adobe Illustrator CC
  • Image/Photo Editing:
    • Adobe Lightroom CC
    • Adobe Photoshop CC
    • Adobe Photoshop Elements 11
  • Productivity Tools
    • Keynote
    • Pages
    • Numbers
  • Publishing
    • Adobe InCopy CC
    • Adobe InDesign CC
  • Video Editing
    • Adobe After Effects CC
    • Adobe Prelude CC
    • Adobe Premier Elements CC
    • Adobe Premier Pro CC
    • Adobe Speedgrade CC
    • Final Cut Pro
    • iMovie
  • Web Design
    • Adobe Dreamweaver CC
    • Adobe Experience Design CC

I have questions, or I need help using the equipment or software. Who do I contact?

Please call Digital Services at 847-272-2763 or email us so we can help you with your issue or set up an appointment to work with you.