The Media Lab

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Hours

Monday

2:00–8:00 pm

Tuesday

9:00 am–2:00 pm

Friday

9:30 am–4:30 pm

Saturday

9:30 am–4:30 pm

Book an Appointment


Complete the Book an Appointment form

Appointments are for Lake Forest Library card holders

If you have any questions, please contact us at medialab@lakeforestlibrary.org.

All Library patrons

How to Book an Appointment with a Media Lab Assistant

  • Visit the Book an Appointment form, select Media Lab Session, and complete and submit the form.
  • After you submit the form, be sure to check your email inbox (or spam folder) for your reservation confirmation. If you made a reservation and did not receive a confirmation email, please contact us at medialab@lakeforestlibrary.org.
  • If you prefer, you can book an appointment by emailing us at medialab@lakeforestlibrary.org.

Experienced Library patrons only

How to Book an Independent Session

  • You must be an experienced Media Lab user. To request permission, please email us at medialab@lakeforestlibrary.org.
  • Once you receive permission, visit the Book an Appointment form, select Independent Media Lab Session, and complete and submit the form.
  • After you submit the form, be sure to check your email inbox (or spam folder) for your reservation confirmation. If you made a reservation and did not receive a confirmation email, please contact us at medialab@lakeforestlibrary.org.
  • If you prefer, you can book an appointment by emailing us at medialab@lakeforestlibrary.org.

Media Lab Staff

847.810.4610

medialab@lakeforestlibrary.org

Chad C

Patrick V

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About the Media Lab

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The Media Lab provides patrons with the assistance, skills, and tools they need to create and edit a variety of media. You can:

  • TAKE CLASSES on a variety of creative tech topics
  • DIGITIZE slides, photos, and VHS tapes
  • EDIT photos with Photoshop and videos with iMovie or Final Cut Pro
  • CREATE cards, vinyl stickers, jewelry, and more with the Silhouette Vinyl Cutter
  • DESIGN flyers, brochures, websites, and graphics with Adobe Creative Suite programs
  • COMPOSE music with our 49-Key MIDI Keyboard and edit with GarageBand or Logic Pro
  • EXPLORE new worlds with the Oculus Quest Virtual Reality Headsets

Available Tools

Hardware Software
Mac Pro with two 27" monitors Adobe Creative Suite
Intuos Pro Wacom Tablet Adobe Photoshop
Silhouette Cameo Vinyl Cutter Adobe Illustrator
Yeti Microphone Adobe InDesign
Studio Headphones Adobe Premiere Pro
Audio Splitter Adobe After Effects
Leap Motion GarageBand
Epson V600 Scanner Logic Pro
VHS/DVD Player iMovie
LaCie 500gb hard drives Final Cut Pro
Epson Artisan 1430 Printer Blender
USB Turntable Sketchup
Cassette Player  
49-Key MIDI Keyboard  

Borrow Technology Equipment

Media Lab policies

  1. The Media Lab is open to all Lake Forest Library cardholders aged 13 and older in groups of five or fewer. If your library card is expired or blocked, you must resolve the issues before using the Media Lab.
  2. Patrons aged 13–18 can use the Media Lab only when an assistant or librarian is available.
  3. You can make a Media Lab appointment online.
  4. Appointments can last up to 90 minutes. Your reservation will be held for 15 minutes before being given up. Extensions are possible if no one else is waiting.
  5. Patrons are limited to one 90-min appointment per week.
  6. No food or drinks are allowed in the Media Lab.
  7. The Media Lab is reserved specifically for the use of the hardware and software available only in the space. Patrons may use public computers for all other purposes. The Media Lab is not to be used as an office space or telephone room.
  8. Patrons who know how to use equipment can use the Media Lab in off-hours on a drop-in basis. Patrons must sign a waiver to use the space unattended and cannot expect one-on-one assistance during this time.
  9. Patrons may not use the Canon Rebel Camera Kits or the Oculus Quest VR Headsets unattended.
  10. All patrons participating in the use of virtual reality must sign a waiver. Participants under the age of 18 must have the waiver signed by a parent or legal guardian.

Creative Tech Resources

Auto Repair Source logo

GO TO AUTO REPAIR SOURCE.

What you can do with it

Find the most accurate, authoritative, and up-to-date "do-it-yourself" service and repair information for thousands of domestic and imported vehicles. Powered by the automotive experts at MOTOR.

Creativebug logo

GO TO CREATIVEBUG.

What you can do with it

Choose from more than 1,000 award-winning art and craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists.

User Guide

Get started with the Creativebug app

How to access

App available, search for "creativebug" in your app store
Works on iOS, Android, smartphones, tablets ... just install the app
Works in computer browser
Fiero Code logo

GO TO FIERO CODE.

What you can do with it

Kids ages 8–18 can complete hundreds of self-paced coding tutorials and dozens of real-world projects, developing their critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

User Guide

On your first visit, you will be prompted to create an account using an email address and password. To get started, select "Sign Up."

Watch a tutorial

Linked in Learning logo

GO TO LINKEDIN LEARNING.

What you can do with it

Be a lifelong learner with free tutorials from the industry leader in technology training. Enhance and expand your business, technology, and creative skills. (Formerly Lynda.com.)

User Guide

Get started with the LinkedIn Learning app

How to access

App available, search for "linkedin learning" in your app store
Works on iOS, Android, smartphones, tablets ... just install the app
Works in computer browser