Media Editing Station

Edit photos, videos, and more using a Mac Mini equipped with Adobe Creative Cloud software—including Acrobat Pro, Audition, Firefly, Illustrator, InDesign, Lightroom, Photoshop, and Premiere Pro—at the Creative Studio‘s Media Editing Station, located on the third floor of the Main Library.

Media Editing Station

Making your reservation

Call 708.383.8200 (press 2) or ask in person at any library service desk

  • Reserve for up to 3 consecutive hours during Main Library open hours (please note: Creative Studio computers shut down 30 minutes before closing); extensions are not available.
  • Scheduling in advance is recommended; reservations can be made up to four weeks in advance.
  • Day-of reservations are available if the station is not already reserved.
  • Reservations may be released for use by others if you are 15 or more minutes late.
  • To change or cancel a reservation, please tell us as soon as possible. Contact us now or call 708.383.8200 (press 2).

Using the station

Do-it-yourself environment

Want additional guidance from staff at this station? Sign up for a one-on-one, 30-minute Learning Lab appointment to learn more about using software available at this station. Please note: In-depth, day-of assistance is not available.

Auxiliary equipment (stored in the equipment cabinet)

Some media preservation equipment is stored in a locked cabinet. To use this equipment, please visit the third-floor service desk. Staff will temporarily hold onto a library card or ID while equipment is in use.

  • MiniDV digitization toolbox

Planning ahead

  • BEFORE: Bring your own external hard drive to save and take edited files with you at the end of your session. Need to borrow a hard drive? Check out a hard drive—with 2 TB of space—with your Oak Park library card »
  • DURING: Media files are big! Plan to use 30 minutes at the end of your session to save files to your external hard drive.
  • AFTER: For everyone’s privacy, all files are removed from library computers at the end of each session.