Any cardholder in our system can schedule an appointment to digitize their older media up to 7 days in advance. We also accept same-day reservations of the Digitization Room; call 847-272-2098 or visit us during our open hours. NOTE: we do not take appointment requests via email or voicemail message. 

The Digitization Room allows you to turn your old media (slides, film, cassettes, VHS, etc.) into digital files.

Schedule a digitization appointment

Appointments are 3 hours. Appointments are available at the following days and times:

  • Tuesdays & Thursdays: 4:30pm-7:30pm
  • Wednesdays, Fridays & Saturdays: 10:30am-1:30pm

Limit 2 persons at the appointment. Limit one appointment per day, limit 2 appointments per week.

Media that can be digitized:

  • 8mm, Super 8, and 16mm film
  • Cassette tapes
  • Microcassettes
  • MiniDV cassette
  • Photographs
  • Slides
  • VHS tapes
  • VHS-C tapes
  • Vinyl records

View digitization and transfer times by media.

Questions? Call the Collaboratory at 847-272-2098:

  • Tuesday & Thursday: 12pm-8pm
  • Wednesday & Friday: 10am-6pm
  • Saturday: 10am-4pm