NOTICE: The Libbie Mill and Varina Library Digital Media Labs are in a beta test phase. Check back soon for details on Open Lab hours and reservation times for audio and visual recording sessions.
Try new tools, make great things! The Digital Media Lab offers new resources to help our community create and learn while experimenting.
The Digital Media Lab is available for self-serve use by intermediate and advanced users. Basic information about the Digital Media Lab resources can be provided by library staff. Staff may be available by appointment for more in depth assistance. Classes may be offered on the use of the hardware and software in the Digital Media Lab.
What is in the Digital Media Lab?
Create a digital 3D model (using a program like Tinkercad) or download something someone else designed (via a service like Thingiverse) and bring it to life in a colorful 3D print in non-toxic resin. Staff at Twin Hickory and Libbie Mill Libraries will print your requested models for you. Learn more on our 3D printing page.
- Ultimaker 2 3D printer
Video gear & editing station
Use the DSLR camera, green screen and lighting kit to record videos then edit them using Adobe Premiere Elements.
- Green screen
- Rode VideoMic
- Adobe Premiere Elements
Audio recording & mixing station
Record an interview or your thoughts with the equipment then edit it using Audacity.
Flatbed scanner and photo editing software
Scan documents and photos, even slides and film negatives. Use Adobe Photoshop Elements to clean up scanned images, or edit them to create something new.
- Canon CanoScan 9000 Mark II Scanner
- Adobe Photoshop Elements
This is a new frontier for us and we will be learning a lot from you. Some of our offerings and procedures may change as we learn what works best.