Morton Grove Public Library, Webrary 6140 Lincoln Ave., Morton Grove, IL 60053
Phone . (847) 965 . 4220

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The Digital Media Lab (DML) offers the space, equipment, and software for you to get creative with photo, video, music, and design. It also allows you to convert vinyl records, cassettes, and VHS tapes into CD, DVD, and digital formats.

See below for instructions and help links for the software and equipment available in the DML. If you have questions or would like to make a reservation in the DML, please call the Info Desk at 847-929-5101 or email at info@mgpl.org.

 

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Adobe Illustrator help | instructions
Adobe InDesign help | instructions
Adobe Fireworks help
Blender help | instructions
Unity help
Scratch 2 help
Inkscape help

 Equipment:
 Wacom drawing tablet (available by request)

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Ableton Live 9 help | instructions
Audacity help | instructions
GarageBand help
EZ Vinyl Converter help | instructions
EZ Tape Converter help | instructions

 Equipment:
 ION Audio Tape 2 PC converter
 ION Pure LP Conversion Turntable
 Sennheiser ND-280 Pro headphones

 Alesis QX25 Midi keyboard controller (available by request)
 iRig Mic setup (available by request)

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Apple Photos help | instructions
Adobe Photoshop help | instructions
GIMP Image Editor help | instructions

 Equipment: 
 Epson Perfection V500 Scanner
 Canon CanoScan LiDE220 Flatbed Scanner

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Adobe Premiere help | instructions
iMovie help | instructions
Toast DVD/CD instructions
Roxio Video Capture instructions
Handbrake help | instructions
Toast Titanium  

 Equipment: 
 Toshiba DVR620 Converter
 ION VCR 2 PC Converter
 Jaras VHS-C Video Cassette Adapter (available by request)

 

OTHER EQUIPMENT:

  • iMac with El Capitan OS
  • CD/DVD disk drive
  • Microfilm machine (available by appointment)
 

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UPCOMING WORKSHOPS

Thursday, April 26 • 2 pm
Converting Your VHS Home Movies | Demo

Wednesday, May 16 • 2 pm
Converting Your VHS Home Movies | Demo

RESERVATIONS

  • To use the DML, sign up at the Info Desk or call 847-929-5101.
  • Reservations can be made in advance for 3-hour work sessions. Extended time is permitted if no one else is waiting. Total daily limit: 5 hours.
  • iMac will automatically shut down 5 minutes before library closing.
  • The equipment can be reserved up to 7 days in advance.
 

GUIDELINES

  • Open to MGPL cardholders and non-residents with registered cards.
  • Must be 13 and older; under 13 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
  • No food or drinks are permitted.
  • Room capacity is 4 people at any time.
  • All projects must be saved on an external memory device.
  • Use of the DML is limited to digital media projects only.
  • Users are responsible for any damage or misuse of lab equipment.
 

PRINTING

  • When prompted for your ID number, use your library card number.
  • Printing costs 10 cents per page for B&W and color.
  • Your print jobs will be held in a queue. Go to the Computer Lab on the 2nd Floor to release them from the printing station.

Lab users must abide by MGPL Internet and Technology Policy, and all applicable laws, including the U.S. Copyright Law  (Title 17, U.S. Code)

 

DML HOURS

    MON-THURS    9am - 8:55pm

    FRI                    9am - 5:55pm

    SAT                   9am - 4:55pm

    SUN                  1pm - 4:55pm

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