Digital Media Lab

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?

3dPrinterRobot3D Printing

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.  

Video gear & editing station

DML greenScreen

Use the DSLR camera, green screen and lighting kit to record videos then edit them using Adobe Premiere Elements. 

  • Camera
  • Green screen
  • Lights
  • Rode VideoMic
  • Adobe Premiere Elements

Audio recording & mixing station

DML podcasting

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.

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.