Turn your brightest ideas into your greatest work

The Digital Media Lab offers the space, equipment, and software for you to get creative with video, music, graphic design, 3D scanning, and more. 

  • Convert VHS tapes to DVD 
  • Build a website 
  • Produce music, podcasts, oral histories
  • Shoot, edit, and share your own videos
  • Scan, touch up, and share family photos
  • Digitize slides and negatives
  • Experiment with 3D Scanning & Modeling
  • Create your own Comics and Manga

Highland Park Public Library card holders ages 14 and up can make 2-hour reservations for the Digital Media Lab by calling 847-432-0216 ext. 150 or in person at the New Media desk. Reserve the Lab online

Hardware in the lab

  • HP Sprout with HP Illuminator/ 23" FHD touch screen
  • HP 3D Capture Stage
  • Apple Mac Pro 
  • PC Dell Precision: Intel Xeon Quad Core - 3.5 Ghz
    16GB Memory
    Nvidia GeForce 970 2GB Memory
    Solid State Drive
  • EPSON High Resolution Image Scanner
  • Jumbl All-In-One Film and Slide Scanner
  • Scanner Adapters for 35 mm, 110, 8 mm, and oversized negatives*
  • Blue Yeti Microphone
  • Oxygen USB Midi Keyboard
  • M Audio Box
  • Wacom Tablet*
  • Sony Handycam with Mic, Filters and Tripod*
  • Soft Light Boxes for Green Screen
  • VHS, VHS-8 and VHS-C* to Digital Converter
  • USB Turntable
  • Audio Cassette Deck
  • Square Perfect LED Light Tent*
  • Plantronics Headphones with Mic*

*Ask for this item at the New Media Assistant Desk


Our staff can help you get your project off the ground. Schedule a Book-a-Librarian

  • Digitize Your Slides, Negatives or Photos
  • Digitize Your VHS Tapes
  • Digitize Your Analog Audio 
  • Digitize Your Vinyl (LPs & 45s)
  • Introduction to CAD (Computer-Aided Design)
  • Introduction to the Adobe CC Suite including Photoshop, InDesign and Premiere Pro
  • Introduction to GarageBand​​
  • Intoduction to iPhoto
  • Introduction to iMovie


HP Sprout with HP Illuminator/ 23" FHD


Wacom Tablet