Media Lab


The Media Lab offers DGPL cardholders the opportunity to use professional-level equipment and software to create audio, visual, and photographic works of digital art. Whether it's producing a song, recording a podcast, or shooting and editing a short film, the library offers the tools and skills to put your vision to reality.


Located on the second floor near the public computers, the Media Lab consists of two rooms: 

  • The Recording Studio is the larger of the two rooms, and is the ideal space for band recordings or filming in front of the green screen.  

    • Soundproof

    • Mac Pro

    • Content creation software 

  • The Editing Bay is a quiet, private location for making quick cuts to a short video project or recording simple narrations.  

    • 27” iMac

    • Apple Software

    • Adobe Creative Cloud Suite 


To use the Media Lab:

  • DGPL cardholders age 13 and up can reserve a room; patrons 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult parent or guardian

  • DGPL cardholders can reserve rooms in advance; non-DGPL cardholders can use the room on a drop-in basis

  • Rooms can be booked for up to four hours, but may go over if there no immediate future reservations

  • Maximum Occupancy: 

    • Recording Studio - 6

    • Editing Bay - 2 

  • Food and beverages are not allowed in the Media Lab

  • Set up may require assistance from our Media Lab Coordinator. 


Available equipment includes:

  • Shure SM57 microphones

  • Berhinger U-PHORIA UMC404HD audio interface

  • Canon Rebel DSLRs (T3i, T5, T5i models)

  • Sony Handycam CS405 video camera

  • PreSonus StudioLive 16.0.2 mixer

  • Tripods, lights, audio cables, etc.

  • And more


Have questions or need assistance with a certain project? Email or call (630) 960-1200 ext. 4309