The Media Lab offers patrons a place to edit graphics, videos, and music using entry- and professional-level software. Lake Forest Library cardholders (high school and older) can use our editing suite for up to two hours per week and can receive help from our lab assistants.
Media Lab services and programs are based on the Macintosh operating system. Please schedule an appointment in advance for help from our lab assistants with Macintosh basics or tutorials on any of the programs listed below.
A Small Sampling of What You Can Do Here
SCAN photos and documents
EDIT photos with Adobe Photoshop
DIGITIZE slides, photos, and VHS tapes
EDIT videos with iMovie or Final Cut Pro
PRODUCE slideshow presentations in Keynote, PowerPoint, or iMovie
CREATE custom, personalized books and notecards in Shutterfly or Canva
DESIGN flyers, brochures, and graphics with Adobe Creative Cloud programs
COMPOSE music with our 49-Key M-Audio Keyboard and edit with GarageBand or Logic Pro
Mac Pro with two 27" monitors
Adobe Creative Cloud
Intuos Pro Wacom Tablet
49-Key M-Audio MIDI Keyboard
Adobe Premiere Pro
Adobe After Effects
Epson V600 Scanner
Toshiba VHS/DVD Player
LaCie 500gb hard drives (available to check out)
Final Cut Pro
Epson Artisan 1430 Printer
Media Lab Policies
First Time Users
If this is your first time using our lab:
We will have you fill out a Usage Agreement.
Bring your library card and photo ID. For future uses, just bring your library card.
Media Lab Policies
Users can make reservations for up to 2 hours. Your reservation will be held for 15 minutes before being given up. Extensions are possible if no one else is waiting.
A Lab Attendant is available for tutorials of half an hour. These tutorials must be scheduled in advance.
The Media Lab is open to Lake Forest Library cardholders high school age and older in groups of five or less. LFL cardholders with expired cards or blocked status may not use the lab.
No food or drinks are allowed in the lab.
Use of the lab is for media projects only.
Patrons are limited to one 2-hour appointment per week. However, walk-ins are welcome.