Digital Media Lab
In the library’s Digital Media Lab, high school and adult members can create music, podcasts, and videos and edit digital creations in GarageBand, Final Cut Pro, or Audacity. This soundproof lab makes an excellent home-away-from-home recording studio, complete with high-quality stereo speakers and wall panel sound diffusers.
The Digital Media Lab is located on the 2nd floor, is available by appointment only, and can be reserved by calling Joe Halter at 630-423-6664.
NEW! The library has adapted some of the capabilities of our Digital Media Lab and created Equipment Express to allow members to check out the supplies they need to create and edit music and video. Currently available from Equipment Express are
- Digital Audio Recording (Podcasts)
- Digital Audio Recording (GarageBand)
- Learn a Language: Babbel
Please contact Joe Halter at 630-423-6664 to arrange to borrow from Equipment Express! At your pre-arranged reservation or pick-up time, please go to the 2nd Floor Information Desk and ask for Joe Halter or call 630-423-6664.
Requirements and Procedures
GEPL cardholders in good standing and members from other libraries with reciprocal borrowing privileges may reserve the Digital Media Lab in advance for up to three hours.
To make a reservation, call or stop by the 2nd Floor Information Desk. A staff member can provide a brief orientation to the lab. The Digital Media Lab is open during regular library hours, but always closes 30 minutes prior to the posted library closing time.
Be sure to
- Bring your library card
- Bring a picture ID
- Sign the Media Lab Use Agreement
- Practice your musical instrument.
- Record and edit digital music.
- Record a video or take a photo using the green screen (bring your own camera).
- One Mac mini with Audacity, GarageBand, iMovie, Pages, Keynote, and Numbers
- Green Screen set up for photography and video
- Adobe Creative Cloud
- Final Cut Pro for video editing
- Focusrite audio interface
- Four channel mixer
- Electric guitar
- MIDI keyboard
- Three high-quality microphones
- Two Sony headphones
- Guitar and mic cables
- Two movable stand-alone lights