Digital Media Lab

The Digital Media Lab is an open workspace with technology for digital media projects such as:

  • Editing photos for online sharing or print projects
  • Creating movies with transitions, credits, and soundtrack
  • Digitizing VHS or cassette tapes for digital storage or burning to disc
  • Scanning artwork, documents, negatives, and slides
  • Designing unique graphics or logos for your club, small business, or website
  • Producing cards, calendars or other printable items for gifts or parties
  • Making audio recordings using microphones or MIDI keyboard


Available for in-house checkout from the Page Station, except the Cricut.

Cricut Maker 3 1 available
Reserve time with the Cricut, a digital cutting machine capable of creating vinyl stickers, iron-on designs, and elaborate paper cut-outs. Reserve the Cricut or read Cricut FAQs

Elgato digital converter 2 available
Digitize your tapes! Reserve equipment

  • VHS: Use our VCR to convert into high quality H.264 (mp4) files that can be burned to a DVD or saved digitally.
  • Audio cassette tapes: Use our boombox to digitize audio into an mp4 file that can be converted to mp3 or wav.
  • Sony DV or Mini DV: Use our DV deck to convert into high quality H.264 (mp4) files that can be burned to a DVD or saved digitally.
  • Other tape sizes might work if you bring your own camcorder with RCA outputs. Questions? Ask us!

8mm and Super 8 film converter 1 available
Digitize your film reels using this machine that captures each frame and saves the video as an mp4. Reserve equipment

iPad with Apple Pencil 1 available
Create digital art in Procreate or Adobe CC Express on this iPad with a pressure-sensitive Apple Pencil stylus.

Wacom Intuos drawing tablets 6 available
Draw, paint, and edit photos freehand. Includes a highly accurate pen with pressure sensitivity for creative drawing, and works with most software.

Microphones 2 available
Handheld microphone with quality analog-to-digital converter for excellent fidelity. Ideal for podcasting, home studio recording, and voiceover use. Microphone uses a USB cable to capture recordings digitally. Tripod stands and pop filters provided.

MIDI keyboard 1 available
Equipped with 49 semi-weighted, full-size keys and a premium piano-style keybed for high response and natural feel. Each key is velocity-sensitive and outfitted with aftertouch for dynamic, expressive performances and recordings.

Epson scanner 2 available
High quality scanner capable of reproducing images up to 12.2 x 17.2" with 4,800 dpi resolution. Scans multiple images at once and saves files to a computer in JPEG, TIFF, or PDF formats. Scans up to forty-eight 35 mm negatives, thirty 35 mm slides, eight 4x5" transparencies or six medium-format transparencies at a time.
*Only the accessories for slides and negatives need to be requested at the Page Station.

Floppy disk drive 3 available
Connects via USB to a computer.

DVD drive/writer 2 available
Connects via USB to your own laptop to read and burn DVDs or CDs.

Tracing light pad 1 available
USB-powered LED light box for tracing a printed design onto paper, watercolor paper, or fabric for needlework projects. It can also be used as a light table to preview negatives and slides.

Projector for tracing 1 available
Use our InFocus IN112x projector to trace an image from a laptop onto surfaces like canvas, large paper or banners, or fabric for needle crafts. Connects via VGA or HDMI to a library laptop or your own. Available during DML Help Hours.

Paper cutter 1 available
Fiskars paper trimmer with 12" cut length for small trim jobs.

Long arm stapler 1 available
With a maximum stapling depth of 12", it can staple up to 10 pages to bind zines or booklets.

Photography lightbox 1 available
Take beautiful, bright photos of small objects in this 16x16" box with 2 dimmable lights, a curved white backdrop, optional light diffuser, and the ability to shoot from the front or top.


Adobe CC Express

An Adobe design for easily creating dynamic social media graphics and more, similar to Canva. Log in with your free Adobe ID for access to the free version. Available on our iPad with Apple Pencil.

Adobe Illustrator

Create vector-based graphics and illustration for items such as logos, icons, drawings, typography and illustrations.

Adobe InDesign

Page design and layout for print and digital publishing like flyers, books, digital magazines, and interactive PDFs.

Adobe Typekit

Makes fonts available for other projects.

Microsoft Publisher

An entry-level desktop publishing application where the emphasis is placed on page layout and design.


A raster-based digital art app for creating expressive sketches, rich paintings, and gorgeous illustrations. Available on our iPad with Apple Pencil.


Drawing and painting software with the tools to sketch ideas quickly and create beautiful illustrations.

Adobe Fuse

Create custom 3D characters for Photoshop project.

Adobe Lightroom

RAW file format converter which allows you to make edits and organize your photos.

Adobe Photoshop

Edit photos and create beautiful pixel-based images, graphics, paintings, and 3D artwork.


Free and open-source raster graphics editor used for image retouching and editing, free-form drawing, and conversion between different image formats.

Adobe After Effects

Create cinematic visual effects and motion graphics.

Adobe Animate

Interactive animations for multiple platforms (formerly Flash Professional).

Adobe Media Encoder

Quickly output video files for virtually any screen.

Adobe Premiere Pro

Professional video production and editing software where you can trim video clips, adjust color, refine audio, add transitions and much more.

Elgato Video Capture

Capture video to your Mac or PC from any device that has composite “RCA” or S-Video outputs.


Transcodes video and audio from nearly any format to a handful of modern codecs but does not defeat or circumvent copyright protection.


Media player.

Adobe Audition

Audio recording, mixing, and restoration.


Open-Source audio recorder and editor that can be used to make ringtones, mix stero tracks, or split recordings into separate tracks.

Reason 10

Emulates a rack of hardware synthesizers, samplers, signal processors, sequencers, and mixers, all of which can be freely interconnected to create or edit music.

Adobe Dreamweaver

Design and develop modern, responsive websites.

Adobe Muse

Design and publish websites without writing code.

Adobe XD

Protoype designs for websites and mobile apps.


Text editor and source code editor supports tabbed editing, which allows working with multiple open files in a single window.

Adobe Substance

Create 3D content and AR experiences.


Drafting software used to create precise 2D and 3D drawings.


Open-source 3D computer graphics software toolset used for creating animated films, visual effects, art, 3D printed models, interactive 3D applications and video games.


Develop multiplatform 2D and 3D games.

Adobe Acrobat

Create, edit, and sign PDF documents and forms

Adobe InCopy

Professional word processor (like Word) that integrates into InDesign making desktop publishing easier.

Microsoft Excel

Organize, format and calculate data with formulas using a spreadsheet system.

Microsoft PowerPoint

Presentation software that provides users with tools to integrate graphics, text, and video.

Microsoft Word

Word processing program focusing on proofing and text composition.


Burn files to disc.


Burn files to disc.


11x17" &
Your own paper10¢50¢

Pay for print-outs at the Page Station. All printing in the Digital Media Lab is your responsibility and refunds cannot be made.

Saving your work

Remember to save your work externally, because no files remain on the computers once they are restarted. Consider a flash drive, a Windows-formatted external hard drive, or cloud storage. Flash drives and blank CDs and DVDs are available for purchase at the Page Station.


Is there something we could improve? Or is there software or equipment you'd like us to purchase? Let us know how things are going.


The Digital Media Lab is available anytime the library is open, except when a library event is scheduled in the space. Check our online calendar for closed times, technology classes, and Digital Media Lab Help Hours when we can provide assistance for your digital projects.

Funded by

The Digital Media Lab room remodel and equipment was funded by a generous grant from the Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust.

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