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
  • 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
  • Blue Yeti Microphone
  • Oxygen USB Midi Keyboard
  • M Audio Box
  • Wacom Tablet
  • Soft Light Boxes for Green Screen
  • VHS to Digital Converter  
  • USB Turntable
  • Audio Cassette Deck



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

  • Digitize Your 35mm Slides and Photos
  • Digitize Your VHS Tapes
  • Digitize Your Analog Audio 
  • Digitize Your Vinyl (LPs & 45s)
  • Introduction to CAD (Computer-Aided Design)
  • Introduction to Adobe Photoshop
  • Introduction to Adobe InDesign
  • Introduction to GarageBand​​


HP Sprout with HP Illuminator/ 23" FHD


Wacom Tablet