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:
- Digital Media Lab Guidelines
- Meeting and Study Room Policy
- Computer and Internet Policy
- U.S Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S. Code)
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 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.
- 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
Technology class archive
Click here to go to our page of archived technology class videos you can watch at any time to learn more about technology.