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Digitize Your Memories

May 10, 2023
Personal Archiving at the Library

The Personal Archiving Lab at the Central Library is a collection of equipment that can be used to digitize at-risk analog materials.

The Mini Archiving Lab is not currently available..

To use the equipment, you'll need to take a short tutorial with library staff. A tutorial takes 20-30 minutes and you can stop into one of the sessions listed below at participating locations.

Schedule a Tutorial:

Central Library (these are drop-in, no appointment necessary)

  • Monday, May 13, 2-4PM
  • Monday, May 20, 2-4PM
  • Monday, May 27 - (LIBRARY CLOSED)
  • Monday, June 3, 2-4PM
  • Monday, June 10, 2-4PM
  • Monday, June 24, 2-4PM
  • Monday, July 1, 2-4PM
  • Monday, July 8, 2-4PM
  • Monday, July 22, 2-4PM
  • Monday, July 29, 2-4PM

The Personal Archiving Lab at Central Library supports conversion of VHS tapes, VHS-C tapes, DVDs (not BluRay), Audio cassettes, MiniDV tapes, Hi-8 tapes, photographs/negatives/slides, and paper-based documents.

Mini Archiving Lab

  • TBD - not available at this time

The Mini Personal Archiving Lab equipment supports VHS tapes, Audio cassettes, Photographs/negatives/slides, and paper-based documents.

Patrons who use either Personal Archiving Lab must bring some form of external storage — a portable hard drive, or a thumb drive (recommended) — on which digital files can be stored.