Digital Studio

If you want to reserve the studio, please contact Adult Services, at (708) 215-3220 or check online.
Make a Reservation Online
The library offers cameras, recording devices and more! Learn more about circulating equipment available to borrow.
a digital studio with computer keyboard and microphone

Studio Info

Capacity: Up to 6
Maximum Time: 2 hours per day
Must be 16 or older to reserve

Use of the Studio Requires:

  • La Grange Public Library card if booking online
  • Photo ID
  • Valid email address
  • A hard drive or a flash drive to store your work
  • Your amazing imagination
Operating Policy

What Can be Done:

  • Shoot, edit, and share your own videos
  • Record music, podcasts, and oral histories
  • Create video tutorials
  • Scan, touch up, and share family photos and slides
  • Transfer video cassettes to new formats
  • Create a brochure, flyer or newsletter for your business or organization
  • Build a website for personal or business use
  • Create computer animations
  • Design a business presentation

Equipment

  • iMac 27”
  • Blue Yeti Multi-Pattern USB Microphone (for narrations)
  • Shure SM58-LC Handheld microphone and stand (for singing)
  • M-Audio Oxygen 61 - USB MIDI Keyboard
  • Sony MDR-7506 Headphones
  • Speakers
  • Memory card reader
  • Focusrite Scarlett 2i4 audio interface (you can hook up your guitar)
  • Epson V600 scanner, For photos, documents, negatives and slides
  • Toshiba DVD/VHS Combo Player (for converting VHS cassettes to DVD)
  • Apple iPad
  • Canon Powershot 35mm camera
  • Canon Vixia video camera
  • Cowboy Studio lighting equipment
  • Tripod

Software

  • GarageBand
  • ScreenFlow (screen casting to create video tutorials) ScreenFlow Help
  • Roxio Toast Titanium (to burn DVDs)
  • VideoScribe - White board animation (VideoScribe help)
  • Adobe Photoshop Elements 2021(beginner friendly)
  • Adobe Premiere Elements 2021(beginner friendly)
  • Adobe Creative Cloud (for users with some experience):
    • Adobe Acrobat Pro (PDF creator)
    • Adobe Illustrator (vector graphics viewer/editor)
    • Adobe InDesign (desktop publisher)
    • Adobe Photoshop (photo viewer/editor)
    • Adobe Premiere Pro (video editing application)
    • Adobe Flash (animation tool)
    • Adobe Dreamweaver (web design tool)

When you arrive at the library: Check in at a service desk and let them know you have a reservation. Leave a photo ID, and pick up a security access card. After your visit, return the access card to reclaim your ID.