Digital Media Lab

Welcome to the Digital Media Lab

Photo of the Digital Media Lab room with equipment

Have you ever wanted to learn a new technology or skill, but didn’t have the equipment? Maybe you wanted to learn how to make a movie, sew your own clothing, or save family photographs on the computer and share them with relatives.

A library is a great place to find books on these topics — but books aren’t enough if you can’t practice! That’s why we have the Digital Media Lab (DML).


Digital Media Lab Weekly Schedule

Once you've gone through Orientation, you can use the Digital Media Lab any time the library is open. For one-on-one assistance, or to reserve equipment, please email digitalmedialab@newlenoxlibrary.org or call 815-485-2605 ext. 127. We're happy to help!

On our calendar below, times labeled Staff Desk Hours are when the desk will be staffed. Additional times are available for one-on-one assistance by appointment.

Visit our Events Calendar to register for Digital Media Lab and other library programs.


Complete an Orientation Here, or at the Library

Curious about what’s in the Digital Media Lab? Let’s go on a video tour!

To use the DML, you must have a New Lenox library card (or be a card holder of any PrairieCat library), and go through a quick orientation. You can do this two ways: with a staff member at the library, or in our Online Orientation. The Online Orientation has videos that take you on a tour of the DML, and talk about equipment, software, and basic DML policies.

After a quick and easy quiz, print out your results (retake until you get 100%) or send them to the library using Mobile Printing. Bring the User Agreement and certificate to the library, and you’ll be ready to use the DML.


Questions? Email Ashley, our Digital Services Manager, at digitalmedialab@newlenoxlibrary.org.