Explore Studio 300, the 7,000-square-foot digital media center located in our lower level. Learn new skills and flex your creative muscles in our six sound recording suites, two video recording studios and three group collaboration rooms. Access computers packed with the latest media creation software, and don’t forget about our diverse range of production tools, such as cameras, microphones, lights and other gear.
Studio 300 is your one-stop shop to create cutting-edge promotional material, record audio podcasts, shoot and edit captivating videos, compose breathtaking music, restore family photos and so much more.
We’ve fully integrated our desktop fabrication machines into Studio 300. Take advantage of this DIY maker technology by, completing Studio 300 Orientation and a separate virtual safety instruction session. You can also get detailed machine instructions before use from our staff. After that, you may stop by and use the embroidery, vinyl cutting, 3D carving and 3D printing machines anytime Studio 300 is open.
Flex your creative muscles, host a podcast, record music and much more in one of our creative spaces. Our creative spaces must be reserved in advance by contacting Studio 300 at 630.685.4260. Reservations are limited to eight hours per cardholder every 30 days. Please read our Studio 300 Policy before making your reservation.
Studio 300 houses an extensive collection of digital media equipment for use by all library cardholders and access cardholders. Some of our equipment needs to stay here at the library, such as our maker machines, MacBooks, music instruments and turntables. Other items are available for checkout with your library card. Check below for a full list of our Studio equipment. Please see our Studio 300 Policy for detailed information about borrowing and using our equipment.
Our Mac lab is equipped with an extensive collection of software from industry leaders such as Adobe, Apple and Microsoft. Our aim is to help you create, design and make with confidence. We are happy to help you use our software to accomplish your goals. We offer introductory workshops, small group classes and one-on-one training sessions with our staff. You can also find helpful information from our collection of eResources, eBooks and more.