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Mount Prospect residents may reserve the Mac Studio computers up to one week in advance

Non-residents may use on a first come, first serve basis

Reservations can be made for up to 3 hours and may be extended if there is no demand for the equipment

Callchat, or visit the 2nd Floor Research desk with your questions and to reserve

What You Can Do

  • Digitize VHS, Hi-8 and Mini-DV video tapes
  • Digitize 8mm and Super 8mm motion picture film
  • Digitize audio cassette tapes and vinyl records
  • Edit videos
  • Design graphics
  • Layout a newsletter
  • Scan and touch up photos
  • Design 3D models
  • Build websites
  • Create motion graphics
  • Burn DVDs


List of hardware devices available

  • Bluray, DVD, and CD Burners
  • Epson Perfection V600 Photo Scanner
  • Mac Studio Desktop Computer
  • CyberView PowerSlide X Automatic Slide Scanner
  • Vinyl Record Turntable 
  • Cassette Audio Deck


Used to view, create, manipulate, print and manage Portable Document Format (PDF) files.

An augmented reality authoring and publishing tool that is part of Adobe Creative Cloud.

After Effects
A digital visual effects, motion graphics, and compositing application that is part of Adobe Creative Cloud.

A multimedia authoring and computer animation program that is part of Adobe Creative Cloud.

A digital audio workstation for mixing/editing that is part of Adobe Creative Cloud.

A free and open source 3D creation suite

Character Animator
Desktop application software product that combines real-time live motion-capture with a multi-track recording system to control layered 2D puppets drawn in Photoshop or Illustrator that is part of Adobe Creative Cloud.

Davinci Resolve
Professional video editing, color correction, visual effects, motion graphics, and audio post production.

3D rendering and design software that is part of Adobe Creative Cloud.

A web development tool that is part of Adobe Creative Cloud.

Epson ScanSmart
Scanning software for Epson scanner

Epson Scan 2
Software for image scanning and processing, including photos, documents and slides, developed by Epson for their line of scanners.

A set of digital audio workstations for MacOS.

A free online transcoder for digital video files.

A vector graphics editor and design program that is part of Adobe Creative Cloud.

A desktop publishing and page layout designing software application that is part of Adobe Creative Cloud.

Creative image organization and image manipulation software that is part of Adobe Creative Cloud.

Microsoft Office
A set of multi-media applications created by Microsoft that serve a variety of functions including word processing and spreadsheet creation.

Basic video editing software for MacOS.

A raster graphics/image editor that is part of Adobe Creative Cloud.

Photoshop Elements
As a less complex version of Photoshop within the Adobe Creative Cloud, it specializes as a graphics editor for photographers, image editors and hobbyists.

Premiere Pro
A timeline-based and non-linear video editing software application that is part of Adobe Creative Cloud.

An extensible multimedia framework capable of handling various formats of digital video, picture, sound, panoramic images, and interactivity for MacOS.

Toast 20 Pro
Optical disc authoring and media conversion software created by Roxio for MacOS

VLC Media Player
A free and online cross-platform media player software and streaming media server.


Patrons accept responsibility for their own materials while using MPPL Digital Creative Workstation equipment and understand that there is reasonable risk involved in using the equipment, including but not limited to potential damage to VHS tapes, film negatives and strips, slides, and other materials. The patron agrees to hold the Library harmless in the event of damage or loss.  

Conversion and digitization equipment are not “professional” grade.  The Library is not responsible for the quality of digitized media.

Patrons working on digital media projects (video, music, graphic, photo editing, digitization) will be given priority to use the MPPL Digital Creative Workstations. The workstations are not intended for general computer use.  

Copyright law prohibits duplicating commercial works. Patrons are bound to the requirements of United States Code, Title 17, and all other applicable provisions of state and federal law.  

Funding for this grant was awarded by the Illinois State Library, a Department of the Office of Secretary of State, using funds provided by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services, under the provisions of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA).

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