What's a Digital Media Lab?

Livingston Parish Library Digital Media Lab is a fully-equipped maker space where library users can learn how to use modern media production tools to create digital content. From mirrorless cameras to digital keyboards and the power to arrange everything with our suite of production software, a person has the potential to create any digital media he or she can envision. We also offer a complete podcasting station that can accommodate four people.


Upcoming Lab Closures:
Thursday, December 9; Thursday, January 13; Friday, January 14; and Saturday, March 22

Upcoming Lab Alternate Hours:
Thursday, December 16 - Lab will be open from 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. (instead of 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.)

Hours of Operation

Introducing the Digital Media Lab

Completely Produce a Song

Sing into our condenser microphone, play the digital keyboard, lay down a beat with the Maschine, add a riff with our Epiphone guitar, and a groove with our Squire bass guitar. Afterwards, arrange and tweak everything on Logic Pro.

Record and Produce a Podcast

With four RodeCaster Pro condenser microphones, and a dedicated MacBook Air, you can make your own talk show with your friends or tell a story that demands to be shared. You can even use the mirrorless camera to record visuals if you want to add a video element to your podcast.

Make a Short Film or Music Video

Record video footage with our Sony mirrorless camera, light up the set with our softbox lighting kits, use the green screen to add extraordinary backgrounds, and put everything together on Final Cut Pro or Adobe Premier Pro using a dedicated iMac station.

Touch Up Your Photographs and Create Stunning Illustrations

Use our mirrorless camera and Adobe Photoshop to add new life to your digital photography. You can also design arresting illustrations from the ground up using Adobe Illustrator. Or, if your project needs a new logo, you can do that here, too.

Music and Audio
  • Adobe Audition
  • Logic Pro
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Adobe Premiere Rush
  • Adobe After Effects
  • Adobe Animate
Photo and Graphic Design
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Lightroom
  • Adobe InDesign
Web and UX Design
  • Adobe Dreamweaver
  • Adobe XD
Making an Appointment - Prerequisites
  • To use the Digital Media Lab, users must have a library card and be a patron in good standing.
  • Lab users must also take a Lab orientation and also sign the Usage Agreement prior to Lab use.
  • Patrons under the age of 18 who wish to use the Lab must have adult supervision.
  • For patrons 14-17 years of age, parents or legal guardians must sign a Parental Guardian Agreement. This agreement also requires both the child and the parent to take the Lab orientation.

There are three types of visits hosted at the Digital Media Lab:

  • Discovery Visits
  • Book-A-LABrarian
  • Full-Use Appointment

Discovery Visits are for visitors to tour the lab and its equipment. These visits usually last five to ten minutes. Although brief, this tour serves to introduce visitors to the technology available in the Lab.

Book-A-LABrarian is a chance for a patron to have a one-on-one session with DML staff. During the session, patrons can learn how to use a particular piece of hardware or software offered by the Lab. Because we will be using the Lab's equipment, patrons must first complete the orientation and sign the usage agreement. Book-A-LABrarian appointments lasts for a maximum of 90 minutes. We do not offer technical help for non-Lab equipment, be it software or hardware.

Full-Use Appointments are for patrons who are comfortable and confident with the Lab's equipment and ready to make their digital content. Patrons must also have taken the orientation and signed usage agreement. Staff will be present to offer basic guidance; however, staff cannot make content for the patron. Full-Use Appointments lasts for 2 hours and 30 minutes (with 30-minute extensions depending on Lab availability).

Patrons may book appointments ahead of time by using our website or by calling the DML. If time allows, walk-in appointments are permitted. However, we strongly urge patrons to call before making the trip to visit the Digital Media Lab.

Book an Appointment

Digital Media Lab Contact Info

The Digital Media Lab is located inside the Main Branch in Livingston. You can contact DML staff by phone at 225-686-4168 or by email at DML@mylpl.info.