• Soundbooth
    Make Music in the Creative Lab's Soundbooth

    Soundbooth

    Access our WhisperRoom Sound Booth and make a recording. It is 5' x 5' and you will be able to use our Rode NT1-A Microphone, Shure SM57 Microphone, and the AudioTechnica AT2020.

  • 3d printers
    Turn your Digital Designs into Physical Objects with our 3d printers

    3d printers

    The Creative Lab has three different 3D printers: 2 Lulzbot Minis for small prints up to 6 cu in (250 cu mm), 2 Lulzbot Taz 5s for larger prints, and an experimental printer converted from an older Taz. These printers can use a wide range of thermoplastics and can turn your digital 3D design into a physical object.

  • Sewing Machines
    Create Something New in the Creative LAb

    Sewing Machines

    The Creative Lab is home to the Baby Lock Presto II which features 100 built-in stitches, a touchpad that allows you to select and adjust stitches, and is able to complete 850 stitches per minute. The Creative Lab also has the Baby Lock Imagine Serger which is easy to thread, and has a larger cutting bite for thicker fabrics.

  • Photography and Filming
    Taking an image, freezing a moment, reveals how rich reality truly is. — Anonymous

    Photography and Filming

    Take photos and videos in high quality with the Canon EOS Rebel T5i DSLR Camera. The Creative Lab also has a green screen and photography lighting equipment.

Creative Lab


ABOUT THE 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 requires users to have a current Basic or Expanded Salt Lake City Public Library card in good standing; however, a library card is not required in order to attend Creative Lab classes. All equipment is for use solely within The Creative Lab.

CLICK HERE TO READ AND SIGN THE CREATIVE LAB USER AGREEMENT









RESERVE THE LAB

Patrons can request to reserve the Creative Lab in blocks of up to two hours at a time. Reservation requests should fall within normal lab hours; please review the lab calendar above to check availability prior to submitting your request. Reservations may be made by submitting the Creative Lab Reservation Form below:

SUBMIT A CREATIVE LAB RESERVATION REQUEST

Reservations may also be made 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.


SCHEDULE TRAINING

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.

SUBMIT A ONE-ON-ONE / GROUP TRAINING SESSION





MARMALADE / GLENDALE

The Creative Labs at the Marmalade and Glendale branches are available by request or during Open Creative Lab hours (Glendale only). Please call or visit the respective branch to schedule time in the lab.







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Audio Station


Hardware:
5' x 5' Soundbooth Korg MS-20 Mini
Akai APC-40 for Ableton Live iConnect MIDI 2
Akai MPD-218 Controller Rode NT1-A Microphone
Alesis Q49 - 49-Key Keyboard Shure SM57 Microphone
Behringer HA400 4-Ch Headphone Amp Sony MDR-7506 Headphones
Behringer Xenyx - X1204 USB Yamaha FC4 Sustain Pedal


Software:    
Adobe Creative Cloud GarageBand Roxio Creator Business V10
Ableton Live Guitar Rig Player SampleTank 3
AmpliTube 3 Izotope Ozone Sylenth
Audacity KORG Legacy Collection T-RackS Custom Shop

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Video Creation / Editing & Digital Conversion Station


Hardware:
10-foot Green Screen & Softbox Lighting Kit Canon EOS Rebel T5i DSLR Camera, 2 lenses, tripod
Blu-Ray/DVD Disc Writer Canopus Converter ADVC 110
CD/DVD/floppy drive Elgato Video Capture
DVD Recorder/VCR Combo HP ScanJet 4850 (photos, negatives, 35mm slides)


Software:    
Adobe Creative Cloud Final Cut Pro X
Elgato Video Capture HP Scanjet Utility  

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Digital Art / Design / Poster Printer Station


Hardware:
10-foot Green Screen & Softbox Lighting Kit
Canon EOS Rebel T5i DSLR Camera with 2 lenses and tripod
Epson SureColor P9000 Professional 44" Large-Format 10-Color Inkjet Printer
Sense 3D Scanner
Wacom Intuos Pro Pen & Touch Tablet


Software:    
Adobe Creative Cloud Cura Sculptris
Blender 3D Manga Studio EX 5 Slic3r
Caliber (eBook publishing) Meshlab  


POSTER PRINTING
Supplies:
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  

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Maker / Creation Station


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.

Hardware:
Cricut Explore Air
Geo Knight DK20S Heat Press


Software:
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)


Button Making Machines:
1.5" button $0.10 each  
2.25" button $0.10 each  


Pocket Laminator (for 8.5" x 11" sheets):
3mm thickness $0.15  
5mm thickness $0.20  
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Sewing Station


NOTE: Patrons will need to provide their own thread and fabric. Bobbins will be available for purchase.

Hardware:
Babylock Presto 2 Sewing Machine
Babylock Imagine Serger