Digital Media Lab

A picture of the digital media lab with two desktop monitors, a keyboard, record player, microphone and speakers

The library’s Digital Media Lab (DML) is a space where Lincolnwood residents can explore their creativity and preserve memories with equipment and software for video, audio, and design projects.

Eligibility to Reserve the DML

  • A Lincolnwood resident with a valid library card, 9th grade and up.
  • Note: Lincolnwood residents under 9th grade are welcome to use the space with a parent or guardian.
  • A Photo ID (Driver’s License, Passport, State or Military ID, High School ID).
  • A signed Digital Media Lab User Agreement.
  • A brief orientation before using the DML for the first time.

Guidelines & Policies

First time users of the DML must complete the Digital Media Lab User Agreement. This agreement will be kept on file at the library.  All users of the space should be aware of and must abide by the following guidelines and policies:

Reserving the DML

  • The DML can be booked up to one 2-hour block of time per day at the Adult Services desk, on our website by Requesting a Room Online, or by calling (847) 677-5277 x1841 or (224) 233-1841.
  • Patrons can stay longer than two hours if no one else wants to use the room immediately after their reservation end time.
  • If someone does not arrive for a scheduled DML reservation within 15 minutes of their reservation start time, the reservation is canceled and someone else can go into the DML.

DML Uses

  • Convert VHS home movies to digital or DVD format
  • Convert vinyl records and audio cassettes to digital format
  • Create and/or edit digital music
  • Edit video projects
  • Scan and/or edit photos and slides

Technology class archive

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Library of Things

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