The Media Lab

Hours & Appointments


2:00–8:00 pm


9:00 am–2:00 pm


9:30 am–4:30 pm


9:30 am–4:30 pm

To schedule your appointment:

  1. Select an available date. Appointments can be scheduled up to 60 days in advance.
  2. Available times will appear. If the time you want isn't available, try selecting a different date.
  3. Add your details.
  4. Tap "Book"
  5. Media Lab staff will be in touch with you as needed.
  6. If you prefer, you can make an appointment by emailing

Media Lab Assistant

Patrick V

Patrick specializes in Audio and Video projects

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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.

What You Can Do Here

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

  • 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

Upcoming Events

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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
Available to check out and use at home
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
Available to check out and use at home
Final Cut Pro
Epson Artisan 1430 Printer Blender
USB Turntable Sketchup
Cassette Player
Available to check out and use at home
49-Key MIDI Keyboard