The Digital Media Lab is not available at this time.

Thanks to a generous bequest from Northbook resident Howard Peltz, the Collaboratory houses two rooms that form the Peltz Digital Suite: the Peltz Digitization Room and the Peltz Digital Media Lab.

The Digital Media Lab is an enclosed room with a green screen wall and outfitted with hardware and software designed to help users create and edit digital recordings (audio, movie, images, etc.). 

You may make a day-of reservation with your library card by calling the Collaboratory at 847-272-2098. Guest passes are used for those without a card. Speak to staff in the Collaboratory when you arrive, and they will sign you into a room.



Adobe Creative Cloud Apps

  • After Effects 
  • Animate (2019)
  • Audition 
  • Bridge 
  • Character Animator 
  • Dimension
  • Dreamweaver (2019)
  • Illustrator 
  • InCopy 
  • InDesign 
  • Lightroom 
  • Light Room Classic 
  • Media Encoder 
  • Photoshop 
  • Prelude 
  • Premiere Pro 
  • Premiere Rush 
  • Adobe XD
  • Fuse

Other Media Creation

  • Ableton Live 10 Lite
  • Audacity
  • Blender
  • Final Cut Pro
  • GarageBand
  • iMovie
  • Logic Pro X
  • Pro Tools First (Free Account Required)


  • Arduino
  • Scratch 
  • Xcode


  • Android File Transfer
  • Handbrake
  • NTFS for Mac