Creative Lab


The City Library's Creative Lab provides a space with dedicated equipment and software to create, edit, and convert digital media projects including, but not limited to, video, audio, photography, and 3D modeling. The Creative Lab is intended for individuals or small groups and provides the community with access to technology resources that they may not otherwise have. The Creative Lab is open to everyone, but a City Library card is required in order to use certain equipment (e.g. digital camera). New users are required to sign a Creative Lab User Agreement as well as read, understand, and agree to abide by the Creative Lab Policies & Procedures.

The Creative Lab is located adjacent to the Main Library Technology Center. For general computing activities such as word processing, web browsing, email, social networking, or printing, please use the computers available in the Technology Center or computers located on other floors of the Main Library.


Users are expected to have a working knowledge of the equipment and software in the Creative Lab prior to reserving it. If you need an introduction to the creation tools available in the Creative Lab, we offer training for individuals or small groups. To schedule an appointment, submit the following form and we will contact you within three business days, or call the Technology Center directly at 801-524-8288.



Patrons can request to reserve the Creative Lab in blocks of up to two hours at a time (with a one-hour extension permitted if no one else is waiting), and a maximum of one reservation per week. Reservation requests should fall within normal lab hours and are subject to availability; please review the lab calendar below prior to submitting your request to ensure the Creative Lab is available during the date and time of your request. Reservations may be made up to seven days in advance by submitting the Creative Lab Reservation Form below, by calling the Main Library Technology Center at 801-524-8288, or in-person at the Technology Center Reference Desk. Reservations will be held until 10 minutes after they are scheduled to begin.

New users are required to sign a Creative Lab User Agreement as well as read and understand the Creative Lab Policies and Procedures and agree to abide by them. This document outlines the the following expectations, among other policies:

• Users agree to abide by all copyright laws and licensing agreements.
• No food or drinks of any kind are permitted.
• Patrons should not install any programs in the Creative Lab without permission from the librarian on duty.


Salt Lake City Public Library users can now submit 3D print requests to be printed on one of the Library's 3D printers, a Lulzbot Taz 5 or Lulzbot Mini. The Lulzbot 3D printers take 3D designs that you create or download from the Internet and print a three-dimensional object in plastic. Please review the Policies and Procedures for Use of the 3D Printers.

3D print jobs will be set up and sent to the printer by Library staff. You will be notified via email when it is ready to pick up. You will be required to pay for the weight of filament used in printing your object at the time of pick up. (Note: There is no charge for items created as part of a Library class.)


After submitting the 3D Printing Request Form, please email your *.stl file separately to Someone from the Technology Center will contact you to discuss your printing request.

Thank you to the Friends of The City Library for generously donating the 3D printers and associated equipment.


Music Station

27" iMac with Retina Display

Equipment Available Upon Request:
49-Key Keyboard
Behringer HA400 Microamp 4-Ch Stereo Headphone Amplifier
Blu-Ray/DVD Disc Writer
Yamaha FC4 Sustain Pedal

Adobe Creative Cloud Calibre SampleTank 3
AmpliTube 3 Cura Sculptris
Audacity Final Cut Pro X Sigil
Autodesk 123D Design Guitar Rig Player Slic3r
Autodesk MeshLab Keka T-RackS Custom Shop
Blender 3Dk Manga Studio EX 5  


Video Creation / Editing Station

27" iMac with Retina Display

Equipment Available Upon Request:
10-foot Green Screen & 3-light Softbox Kit with Boom
Blu-Ray/DVD Disc Writer
Canon EOS Rebel T5i DSLR Camera with 2 lenses and tripod
Elgato Video Capture
Sense 3D Scanner

Adobe Creative Cloud Calibre Manga Studio EX 5
Audacity Cura Sculptris
Autodesk 123D Design Final Cut Pro X Sigil
Autodesk MeshLab Guitar Rig Player Slic3r
Blender 3D Keka  


Digital Art / 3D Modeling Station

27" iMac with Retina Display

Equipment Available Upon Request:
10-foot Green Screen & 3-light Softbox Kit with Boom
Blu-Ray/DVD Disc Writer
Canon EOS Rebel T5i DSLR Camera with 2 lenses and tripod
Kendal 2-in-1 SMD Hot Air Rework Soldering Iron Station 852D++
Lulzbot Taz 5 or Mini 3D Printer (print jobs will be set up and run by Library Staff)
Sense 3D Scanner
Wacom Intuos Pen & Touch Tablet

Adobe Creative Cloud Blender 3D Keka
Autodesk 123D Design Cura Manga Studio EX 5
Autodesk MeshLab Final Cut Pro X Sculptris
Audacity Guitar Rig Player Slic3r


Digital Conversion Station

Convert VHS to digital format and save on USB Flash drive or burn to CD or DVD. Move data from 3.5-inch floppy disk to USB flash drive or burn to CD or DVD. Convert pictures, 35mm slides, and film negatives to digital format. (Note: An additional HP scanner, available in the Main Library Technology Center, will also allow you to scan and convert to digital image, photographs, 35mm slides and film negatives.)

DVD Recorder/VCR Combo
16-inch 720p LCD HDTV
HP ScanJet 4850 for photos, negatives, and 35mm slides

Equipment Available Upon Request:
Canopus Converter ADVC 110
External CD/DVD drive
External floppy disk drive

Audacity Blender 3D Roxio Creator Business V10
Autodesk 123D Design Cura Sculptris
Autodesk MeshLab HP Scanjet Utility Slic3r

Cricut Station

Cricut is an electronic cutting machine capable of making precision cutouts of intricate designs on vinyl, paper, and a variety of other materials. Upload or create your own patterns, or use one of the patterns available via the Library's Cricut Access™ subscription. Cut over 60 different materials with ease to create anything from cards and invitations to party and home décor.

NOTE: You will need to bring your own materials to cut on the Cricut machine. Purchase supplies from the list of approved materials at your local craft or fabric store or shop online.

Cricut Explore Air
iPad Mini (for use with Cricut Design Space companion app)
Cricut Pens
Scoring stylus for embossing
Cricut Tools: Basic Set
StandardGrip cutting mat
Sample Notebook of Specialty Cricut Materials

Cricut Design Space (valid upload file types for user-created images/designs: .svg, .dxf, .bmp, .jpg, .png, .gif)
Cricut Access™ subscription (with unlimited use of over 30,000 images, 1,000 projects, and 370 fonts)

Poster Printer Station

Design your own posters or pictures and print them at the Library.

Epson SureColor P9000 Professional 44" Large-Format 10-Color Inkjet Printer
27" iMac with Retina Display (to design/edit your poster or photos prior to printing)

24", 36", and 44" wide poster paper
8.5" x 11" Ultra Premium Photo Paper Luster
17" x 22" Ultra Premium Photo Paper Luster

Costs: Pre-Cut Sizes
8.5" x 11" photo paper $2.50  
17" x 22" photo paper $7.00  
24" x 36" poster paper $18.00  

Costs: Posters by the Foot (printed from a roll of Enhanced Matte poster paper):
24" wide $6.00 per foot  
36" wide $9.00 per foot  
44" wide $11.00 per foot  

Cost: Posters by the Foot, Heavier Stock (printed from a roll of Hot Press Natural Smooth poster paper):
24" wide $10.10 per foot