Digital Media Lab — Digitization Services

The Digital Media Lab is closed. Limited services are available.

Digital Services staff are happy to provide the following services for our community as an alternative while the Digital Media Lab is closed.

Media can be dropped off with staff by appointment throughout the week. Media will be quarantined for 3 days before staff will handle it. Please call Ashley at 815-485-2605 ext. 127 or email amiddleton@newlenoxlibrary.org for an appointment.

  • Services are limited to New Lenox Library card holders only.
  • Some services are free, while others require a small fee to help cover the cost of materials.
  • Payment is required at the time of drop-off unless staff ask for it at pickup (for example, if the number of discs a set of photos will fit on is unknown).
  • All media must be dropped off with Digital Services staff only. Please call ahead to make sure staff is available.

Drop-Off Appointments

Media can be dropped off with staff by appointment throughout the week. Media will be quarantined for 3 days before staff will handle it. Please call Ashley at 815-485-2605 ext. 127 or email amiddleton@newlenoxlibrary.org for an appointment.


Disc Duplication

CDs, DVDs, and Blu-rays can be duplication for 25¢ per disc. Home- and self-created video and audio only. No copyrighted works may be duplicated. Maximum of 50 duplications at one time.


Super 8 & Regular 8 Film Digitization

Super 8 and Regular 8 film can be digitized to standard-definition DVD. Small reels (3.5" or under) are $5 each, and larger reels are $10 each. Video files (mp4) can be saved onto a flash drive.

Please bring your reels in to be assessed; not all can be converted. Any number of reels adding up to $20 maximum can be submitted at one time. 

We recommend not discarding your film reels once converted. Analog film is higher quality than current digital products and can be reconverted as technology advances if that is important to you.


VHS to DVD, Betamax to DVD, and Camcorder Tape Conversion

VHS and VHS-C tapes can be converted to standard-definition DVDs for 25¢ per disc. MiniDV and Hi-8/8mm camcorder cassettes can also be converted to a computer video file and/or standard-definition DVD. We recommend 4 tapes maximum be submitted at one time. 

New in 2021: We can convert your Betamax tapes!

Conversion is in real time. Let us know if you'd like copies made.


Audio Digitization

Vinyl albums, regular cassette tapes, and mini cassettes (from audio recorders) can be converted to computer audio files or CDs. A flash drive must be provided, or CDs can be purchased for 25¢ each. 16 GB drives are available from the Library for $5. Two albums or cassettes maximum can be submitted at one time.