Digital Media Lab Help

* The Digital Media Labs are currently unavailable due to COVID-19 *

Digital Media Lab Assistance

There are a variety of resources available to assist you in our Digital Media Labs.

Books and Quick Start Guides

Each lab has a core collection of reference books on software products available for in-lab use only. Each lab also has a binder with simple Quick Start Guides for most of the software and hardware products.

The Quick Start Guides are now available online! The guides are in PDF format and require Adobe Acrobat Reader:

Online Training Videos - The library has a subscription to, which has over 20,000 training videos on over 300 topics with exercise files included. The entire Adobe Creative Suite and all the iLife applications are covered. Please remember to log out when you are finished.

New! Ela Library-created VHS to DVD video:

Digital Media Lab Help Appointments

Ela cardholders only can make an appointment to receive basic assistance on specific tasks from a librarian in a Digital Media Lab. Appointments are made for up to one hour and are available Monday-Friday, 9 am - 5 pm. Due to time and staff constraints, the number of appointments per patron may be limited. Request an appointment in person at the Adult Reference Desk, by telephone at (847) 438-3433 x502, or by filling out this form.

Digital Media Lab Help - Outside the Library

Apple Store Workshops: Apple retail stores periodically give free workshops on a variety of topics applicable to the Digital Media Labs, including Getting Started with a Mac, Garage Band, iMovie, and iPhoto.

College of Lake County: The College of Lake County offers continuing education classes on many of the Adobe products found in the Digital Media Labs, including Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator. They offer classes both online and in-person.


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