Digital Media Lab

At the Richard and Rae Rupp Srch Digital Media Lab, patrons are able to create and edit audio files, use graphic design programs, digitize photos and film, create documents using digital dictation tools, VHS/Vinyl/Cassette conversion hardware, and more!  Recordable CDs for Vinyl/Cassette conversion are available for purchase ($1) at the front desk.

Sign up for a session here!


Patron Eligibility and Availability:

Use of the DML is limited to three hours per day, although that time may be extended by two hours when no one else is waiting for a room. The DML may be reserved up to one week in advance.  Reservations will be held for 10 minutes after the designated time before the DML is released to another user.  Rooms are available until 30 minutes prior to closing.

Patrons must be age 18 or older to use the DML without consent of a parent/guardian.  Patrons between the age of 14-17 require the written consent of an adult (18+) parent/guardian to use the DML. Under 14 parent supervision required. The DML’s capacity is 2 people maximum.


All patrons must adhere to all Villa Park Public Library Policies, especially 568 concerning patron conduct. Due to limited time and potential demand, please use the DML for its intended purpose.  Priority is given to patrons who are utilizing our exclusive equipment and paid software.

Printing, Downloading & Saving Files, Intellectual Freedom and the Right to Privacy:

See Villa Park Public Library Policy 646.

Legal Use:

As per Policy 646, it is the responsibility of each user to obey all local, state, and federal laws when using the DML, including, but not limited to, the rules concerning fraud, copyright, obscenity and privacy legislation. Any personal information sent through the network could be intercepted by a third party, and users are encouraged to be cautious about sending personal, financial or legal data.

Users must agree to use the computer equipment in a responsible manner and will be held responsible for any damage that may occur. Users may not extend or modify the network in any way. This includes adding access points and installing bridges, repeaters, switches or hubs. The Library will remove or disable any such unauthorized equipment. Users are financially responsible for any damage resulting from misuse of the equipment or software.

Patrons using the Library’s Internet connection illegally may lose their Internet and/or Library privileges. . The period of time privileges to be revoked will be determined by the Library Director. Loss of privileges will be noted in the patron’s account in the Library’s database. To reinstate privileges, the patron must reapply for Internet access. Unacceptable uses include, but are not limited to: cyber-bullying; harassment; libel; slander; destruction of or damage to equipment, software or data; disruption or unauthorized monitoring of electronic communications; attempt to break into or gain unauthorized access to any computers, networks or secured files; or unauthorized copying of copyright-protected material. Certain of these violations may constitute a criminal offense and will be subject to prosecution by the appropriate authorities. (See Policy 643, Public Information, Services and Networks.)


Patrons are bound to the rules set forth under United States Copyright code: Title 17 (Section 506).


 hardware1-300x249 27″ Apple iMac 6-Core i5 3.1GHz

  • 16GB 2666MHz DDR4 memory
  • Radeon Pro 757X w/4GB DDR memory
  • 1TB Fusion Drive
 hardware2-300x166 Epson Perfection V600 Color Photo, Image, Film, Negative & Document Scanner
 hardware3-300x300 Sennheiser HD 280 Headphones
 hardware-300x100 Toshiba DVR620 DVD/VHS Recorder
 Picture1-300x209 Panasonic VHS-C Adapter
 hardware5-246x300 ProFX8 Professional Effects Mixer with USB
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