Digital Media Lab

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

Equipment & Software | Help & Training

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 Information Services desk or by calling 847-677-5277 x230.
  • Reservations can be made up to 7 days in advance.
  • Patrons can stay longer than two hours if there is no demand for the room.
  • The DML will be released 15 minutes after the scheduled time if someone does not arrive for their reservation.

DML Uses

  • Convert VHS home movies to digital or DVD format
  • Convert vinyl records and audio cassettes to digital format
  • Record and/or edit digital music
  • Edit video projects
  • Scan and/or edit photos and slides
  • Work on design, animation and gaming projects