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Digital Media Lab

The Digital Media Lab is an advanced multimedia creation center available to Hinsdale Public Library cardholders. Whether you need to compose or edit a musical masterpiece, take photos for Etsy, record a podcast, shoot hi-def video, or scan cherished family snapshots, we’ve got you covered.

The Digital Media Lab is equipped with a variety of tools for digital creation including a keyboard, microphone, Wacom tablet, photography studio equipment and more. If you are interested in more information about the Lab’s features, please call the Library or email adultservices@hinsdalelibrary.info.

The Digital Media Lab is available for Hinsdale Public Library cardholders in 3 hour increments.  Patrons under 14 will need signed Internet Permission on file before using the lab.

Scanner

The library offers a flatbed scanner in the Digital Media Lab for preserving your old snapshots or documents. After scanning, use the Mac to edit and save your treasures.  

If you would like to scan directly to email without editing, the Library’s copier on the main floor includes this feature.

Digital Creation & Editing Mac

Updated in 2018, the heart of the digital media lab is a 27” iMac equipped with Adobe Creative Cloud, Final Cut Pro, Logic Pro, GarageBand  and other software for creating and editing your visual and audio creations.  

Borrow

VHS to DVD Converter

Freshen up your family memories. The Library offers two options for converting your old VHS collection to DVD.  We offer a converter for check-out with a Hinsdale Public Library card to use at home.  A converter station with monitor is also available in the Digital Media Lab. 

Laptops

Sometimes you need a spare laptop. The Library has two PC laptops available for checkout to take on a business trip, vacation or to fill the gap of your laptop needs. Laptops are checked out for three weeks and include the Microsoft Office Suite.

Portable DVD Player

Take the Library’s movies on the road with a 10 inch portable player with built-in speakers. Charge in the car or at home for 4 hours of playtime. The Portable DVD Player is available in the Youth & Young Adult Services Department.

Technology Curiosity Kits

Explore the new technology and deepen your understanding of how it works with Curiosity Kits. Drive a robot, connect an electric circuit, or learn how to code. Each kit comes with everything you need to learn a new skill, just grab one of the kits for checkout. Curiosity Kits are available in the Youth & Young Adult Services Department.

Current technology kits:

Cubelets
OZOBOT
Edison Bots
Sphero