Digital Media Lab

Record, edit, and CREATE in the Digital Media Lab at Central Library!

In BCPL green, image reads Digital Media Lab in all caps with a film reel extending from the word Media.

Our Digital Media Lab is a space for learning and exploration. You can record videos and podcasts, edit audio and video files, and let your imagination take you wherever else you want to go. A dedicated lab assistant will be available in the room to provide guidance and assist with audio mixing, but this space is primarily intended for self-directed learning and use. However, we are always happy to recommend video tutorials to help you make the best possible use of the equipment and software provided.

Lab Hours

The Digital Media Lab is available for public use by appointment only unless we are hosting a special event in the space. To book the space for yourself or a small group, contact our Digital Media Lab Assistant, Mat Carnell, to schedule a time. To begin, bookings will be available on a first-come, first-served basis and are limited to the following times:

  • Monday & Tuesday  10:00 AM–4:00 PM
  • Thursday  3:00 PM–7:00 PM
  • Alternating Fridays & Saturdays   10:00 AM–4:00 PM

Request an appointment online   Or call 502-543-7675 ext. 2013.

Quick FAQs

  • Rules for Use: The room may be used for lawful purposes only. All users must sign a Digital Media Lab User Agreement and Waiver or have one already on file. To reserve the space, users must be at least sixteen (16) or older with a library account in good standing. Anyone under the age of eighteen (18) must also have a waiver signed by a parent or responsible adult on record.
  • Reservations: Reservations are required for use and may be requested online, in person, or over the phone; reservations are not final until they are confirmed by the Digital Media Lab Assistant. Reservations may not exceed three (3) hours a day.
  • Maximum Capacity: This space has a maximum capacity of 5 participants. Only people actively involved in content creation are permitted to remain in the room.

Digital Media Lab Policy

Equipment & Software

A green screen and soundproofing foam have been installed in the room.


Recording equipment:

  • Canon EOS M50 (DSLR camera)
  • Audio Technica ATR2100x-USB mic & microphone arm (all-purpose mic)
  • Blue Yeti USB microphone (recommended for podcasting)
  • Comica CVM-V30 shotgun mic
  • Shure M7 Microphone & microphone arm (recommended for podcasting)


  • ATH-M20x headphones
  • Director slate
  • iPad Pro
  • Neewer LED lights (set lighting kit)
  • Yamaha MG10xu mixing board (this equipment will typically be used by the Maker Lab Assistant)


Adobe Creative Cloud:

  • After Effects
  • Animate
  • Audition
  • Illustrator
  • Lightroom
  • Photoshop
  • Premiere Pro
  • Premiere Rush

Other Software:

  • Audio Director 365
  • Cyberlink ColorDirector 365
  • PhotoDirector 365
  • PowerDirector 365
  •  Audacity
  • Garage Band
  • GIMP

Get Creative!

Grow your business, create amazing content for school (or fun), and more with our Digital Media Lab!

  • Film a self-produced commercial, PSA, or testimonial
  • Perfect your entrepreneurial pitch
  • Use professional lighting and/or the green screen for your photography
  • Add green screen graphics for a fun social media post
  • Create your vlog, YouTube videos, or podcast
  • Use the space and specialized equipment to amp up your TikTok game
  • Practice and critique your interview skills
  • Produce a self-tape for auditions
  • Demonstrate your product
  • Capture oral histories or record an audiobook (coming Fall 2023)
  • Record and mix music (coming Spring 2024)