Library renovation work has begun. Most of the Media Lab equipment and software is still available, but in the public computing area in the first floor Adult Services department. Please ask at the Adult Services Reference Desk for more information.
Create and edit videos, photos, audio files, desktop publications, presentations, and more with our Media Lab equipment. Barrington Area Library card holders can make 2-hour reservations one day in advance by calling 847-382-1300 x3500 or reserve the Media Lab equipment online.
Now you can bring in your old VHS tapes and transfer them to DVD. Make a Media Lab appointment, bring in your VHS tapes and we'll help you get started. Please note, it can take up to 2 hours to transfer about 45 minutes of video, so plan accordingly or use one of our portable hard drives to do the work over multiple sessions. Download step-by-step instructions in a PDF or Word doc or watch this helpful video.
Want to learn more about editing your video footage with iMovie software? Download this step-by-step guide.
Want to learn more about what you can do with the Media Lab software? Try the computer tutorials from Atomic Training.
The Media Lab was funded from proceeds the library received from the Ferry Family Trust.
Mac OS X
iLife 11: iMovie, iPhoto, Garage Band, iDVD
Final Cut Pro
iWork: Pages , Numbers, Keynote
Adobe Creative Suite 6 Design Premium: Photoshop Extended, Illustrator, InDesign, Flash Professional, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Acrobat X Pro, Adobe Bridge, Media Encoder
Microsoft Office for Mac
hardware and peripherals
MacPro with dual 24" LED flat panel monitors
Wacom Bamboo Pen and Tablet
Blue Yeti Professional Mic
M-Audio Oxygen 61 USB Keyboard
M-Audio Fast Track USB Audio Interface
Canon Canoscan 8800 Film and Negative Scanner
Bose Companion 2 Multimedia Speakers
Sony Home Style Headphones
Dynex Memory Card Reader
equipment available for one week check-out
location and hours
505 N. Northwest Highway, Barrington, IL 60010
Mon-Fri: 9 am - 9 pm
Sat: 9 am - 5 pm
Sun: 1 pm - 5pm
Circulation (Renewals and account info)