Study Rooms and Digital Media Labs

Study Rooms

  • We have nine study rooms available for public use on the second floor suitable for 1-10 people.
  • The second-floor study rooms can be reserved up to seven days in advance for a maximum of two hours a day, per individual or group.
  • Patrons may stay longer if there is no demand for the rooms. Please check in at the Reference Desk to receive the pass for the room. 
  • Room Reservations will be held for 15 minutes, after which time they may be given away. 

Ela cardholders may reserve a room online. Non-Ela cardholders may reserve a room either in person or by contacting the Reference Desk.

Digital Media Labs

The Ela Area Public Library has two digital media labs on the second floor for you to create and edit media with quality technology.

Digital Media Lab Guidelines

The Digital Media Labs are available to registered cardholders ages 12 and up in good standing. Cardholders 11 and under must have a parent accompany then in the lab at all times.

The Digital Media Labs are available for three hours at a time. You may stay longer if there is no demand for the labs at the end of the three hours. Up to three people may use a lab.

Ela cardholders can reserve a lab up to seven days in advance at the second floor Reference desk or by calling (847) 438-3433 x502. Non-Ela cardholders may use the digital media labs on a walk-in basis only.


Available Equipment and Software

  • Cassette to mp3 converter
  • Digital video converter
  • Film/photo scanner
  • Mac Pro Desktop Computer
  • Tripod for iPhone and iPad
  • VHS Player with DVD Recorder
  • Vinyl Record to mp3 converter
  • Voice microphone
  • Adobe Acrobat Pro (PDF creator)
  • Adobe Illustrator (Advanced vector graphics viewer/editor)
  • Adobe InDesign (Advanced desktop publisher)
  • Adobe Photoshop (Advanced photo viewer/editor)
  • Adobe Photoshop Elements (Intermediate photo viewer/editor)
  • Adobe Premiere Pro (Advanced video editing application)
  • Apple Photos (Beginner’s photo viewer/editor)
  • DVD Player (Movie playback application)
  • GarageBand (Beginner’s audio recording/editing application)
  • iMovie (Beginner’s video editing application)
  • Roxio Toast (CD and DVD burning application)
  • Firewire 9-pin to 9-pin Cable
  • Firewire 9-pin to 6-pin Cable
  • Firewire 9-pin to 4-pin Cable
  • iPad/iPhone/iPod dock to USB cable
  • Mini-USB to USB cable
  • RCA Audio Video Cable
  • Slide and Negative Holder for the scanner
  • VHS-C Adapter

Help and Resources

Project Resources

For large Digital Media Lab projects, we offer a Mac-formatted external hard drive available for a one-week checkout (with one renewal allowed). You can check out a hard drive and return it at the second floor Reference desk.