Create!Media Lab

The Create! Media Lab, made possible by generous grants from Procter & Gamble and Best Buy, is open to Auburn Public Library and Lewiston Public Library cardholders ages 12 and up.

The Media Lab houses three Apple desktop computers (iMac 27”).  Each computer is designated to assist users in designing digital media – from photography, to film editing, to making music.  The Media Lab is equipped with a scanner, an electronic keyboard, and a green screen.  Also available for use in the Media Lab only is a pocket video camera, a digital camera, three microphones, and an M-Audio Key Studio keyboard.

Rules for Use

The Create! Media Lab is open from 9 a.m. each day until 30 minutes prior to closing (7:30 p.m. on Monday and Thursday; 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday; and 4:30 p.m. on Saturday).

Those wishing to use the Media Lab MUST have a valid library card (APL/LPL) — contact info must be up to date and fines below $5.00 — and must bring their card with them when coming in to use the Media Lab..  

Customers 12 and older may use the room on their own; those under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.  Additionally, the APL must have a signed internet use permission form on file if the customer is under 14.

Customers coming in to use the room must check in at the Reference Desk.  After providing a current library card (APL/LPL), they will be let into the room.

Reservations are made in two (2) hour blocks and may be made in advance by contacting the Reference Desk (in person or by calling 333-6640, ext. 4).  Extended time may be permitted if no other reservations are pending.  Reservations will be held for up to 15 minutes after they are scheduled to begin.

A maximum of six (6) people are allowed in the room at any given time.

Users will be assigned to a specific computer based on their needs.

Only users who are working on digital media projects (videos, music, podcasting, web design, photo editing, scanning, digital conversion) will be allowed access to the room.  The purpose of the CREATE! Media Lab is for original creation of audio-visual media and not for consumption of media (i.e., watching videos, listening to music, perusing Facebook, etc.).

Use of explicit language is prohibited and may result in your being asked to leave for the day and/or Media Lab privileges revoked for a period of time.

Users must save their work on an external memory source — external hard drive, CD, DVD, or flash drive.  (CDs and DVDs are sold at the Reference Desk.)  Any content left on computers will be deleted.

All general behavior guidelines for the Auburn Public Library are in effect while using the Media Lab.

No food or drinks of any kind are permitted.

Please notify a Librarian if any equipment in the Media Lab is not working properly.

Computers and Equipment (equipment for use in the Media Lab only)

  • 3 Apple iMac desktops 27” (macOS High Sierra v. 10.13.6)
  • Canon Canoscan 9000F film/negative/photoscanner
  • 2 Blue Yeti microphones
  • 1 Blue Snowball USB microphone
  • Kodak Zi8 HD pocket video camera
  • Nikon Coolpix S3300 digital camera
  • iPad Mini (iOS v. 13.2)
  • M-Audio KeyStudio keyboard
  • Targus Digital TG-5060 TR 50” tripod
  • 3 Softbox Green Screen Video Lighting
  • Elgato video capture device (converts analog to digital)
  • ION Tape Express + Tape-to-MP3 Converter
  • Epson Artisan wide format inkjet printer (for Media Lab jobs only)
  • Samsung Progressive Scan VHS/DVD Player (for VHS to DVD conversions)

Applications and Software

  • iPhoto (v. 9.6.1)
  • iMovie ’11 (v. 9.0.9)
  • iMovie (v. 10.1.12)
  • GarageBand (v. 10.3.2)
  • iTunes (v. 12.8.2.3)
  • DVD Player
  • PhotoBooth
  • Image Capture (v. 6.1)
  • Quick Time Player
  • Safari
  • Audacity
  • Keynote
  • Adobe Creative Suite 6 Production Premium
    • Premiere Pro CS6
    • After Effects CS6
    • Photoshop CS6 Extended
    • Audition CS6
    • Flash Professional CS6
    • Illustrator CS6
    • Encore CS6
    • SpeedGrade CS6
    • Prelude CS6
    • Bridge CS6
    • Media Encoder CS6

Media Storage

DVD – R
Capacity: 4.7GB
Price: $2.00

DVD+R DL
Capacity: 8.5GB
Price: $3.00

CD-R
Capacity: 700MB
Price: $1.00

CD-RW
Capacity: 700MB
Price: $2.00

All storage can be purchased at the Reference Desk on the 2nd floor. Cash only.