Media Editing Station

Edit photos, videos, and more at a Mac Mini equipped with software—such as Adobe Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements—at the Creative Studio’s new Media Editing Station located on the third floor of the Main Library.

Media Editing Station

Reserve the station by phone or at any library service desk

Make a reservation

Anyone with a library card registered with the Oak Park Public Library or a valid ID can call 708.383.8200 (press 1) or ask at any library service desk.

Reservations can be made:

  • Once a day for three hours at a time (extensions not available).
  • Up to four weeks in advance (advance scheduling recommended, but day-of reservations possible when available).

Change or cancel a reservation

Please tell us as soon as possible. Contact us online or call 708.383.8200 (press 1).

Creative Studio Policy

Please review the library’s Creative Studio Policy. Highlights include:

  • Age: Reservers must be 14 years or older. A valid ID or active library card is required for each visit to the station.
  • File storage: Bring your own USB flash drives or external hard drives to save your work. Each time the Creative Studio computers are shut down or restarted, all personal data, including project files, are permanently erased and cannot be recovered.
  • Restrictions: Creative Studio equipment may not be used to create materials that are prohibited by local, state, or federal law; unsafe, harmful, dangerous, or that pose an immediate threat to the well-being of others; inappropriate for the library environment; and subject to copyright, patent, or trademark protection.
  • Food and drink: No food is allowed in the suites. Non-alcoholic beverages in covered containers are permitted. Alcohol is prohibited.
  • No smoking: Smoking or vaping are not allowed in the space.
  • Liability: The library and its staff are not liable for any loss, damage, or expenses sustained by users due to the utilization of services, equipment, software, advice, or information.
  • Damage: You are responsible for any damage to the equipment or space. Please let staff know immediately if any equipment is missing, damaged, or not working properly.

More about reserving the station

Reservation limits

Reservations are limited to once a day, three hours at a time. Extensions are not available. Reservations can be made up to four weeks in advance. Scheduling in advance is recommended—as there is only one computer at the station—but day-of reservations can be made when available. Reservations may be released if you arrive 15 minutes after your scheduled time.

File storage

Please bring your own external hard drive to save your work. Video and audio files are large and can take time to back up; please save at least 30 minutes of your time for saving your work before leaving. For your privacy, all user files are permanently erased from Creative Studio computers when they are restarted.

The station is a do-it-yourself environment

Learning Labs are available to learn how to use the equipment at the station. In-depth, day-of assistance is not available.

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