Need to convert your old VHS tapes to DVD? Now you can do it yourself from the comfort of your own home! Northbrook residents can check out and take home one of the Library's four DVD/VCR recorders for up to a week so you can start transferring your VHS tapes on your own. Each recorder comes in a case with all the components you need.

Visit the MultiMedia Desk to Check Out a Recorder

DVD/VCR recorders go out for 7 days and may be renewed if no one is waiting. You must have a Northbrook Library Card. The overdue fine is $1/day. Return the case and all its components to the check out desk in the lobby.

The kit includes:

  • 1 Magnavox or Funai brand DVD recorder/VCR (both are identical)
  • 1 remote control
  • 1 HDMI cable
  • 1 RCA composite cable
  • 1 owner's manual
  • 1 quick start guide
  • 1 IBEX carrying case

IMPORTANT NOTE: Only DVD-R or DVD-RW discs work with this unit. Discs can be purchased at most convenience and electronics stores.

Take Home the DVD/VCR Recorder and Transfer Your Tapes 

There is no VHS to DVD transfer service or station at the Library, but the kit you check out includes a quick start guide that shows you how to transfer your own tapes. View our step-by-step instructional video here:

You can also view the instructions below for both brands:

Need help or have questions? Contact Digital Services at 847-272-2763.