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Digital Memory Lab

The Digital Memory Lab is a space for free do-it-yourself digitization. It is located on the third floor of the Rawlings Library.

The Memory Lab contains archival grade equipment for digitizing personal archival collections.
The Digital Memory Lab can digitize multiple formats of material, including:
  • Slides
  • Negatives
  • Photographic prints
  • Documents
  • VHS
  • VHS-C
  • S-VHS
  • MiniDV
  • Audio Cassettes
  • 3.5” inch floppy disks

To use the Memory Lab, patrons must attend an orientation, sign a release form, and must make a reservation. Please check the library calendar for upcoming orientations here or call the special collections department at 719-562-5626.

Reservations are available in four 2.5 hour slots Monday through Thursday:

  • 10:00 am to 12:30 pm
  • 12:30 pm to 3:00 pm
  • 3:00 pm to 5:30 pm
  • 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm

On Fridays and Saturdays, the library is open 9-6 and the Memory Lab has three slots:

  • 10:00 am to 12:30 pm
  • 12:30 pm to 3:00 pm
  • 3:00 pm to 5:30 pm

On Sundays, there is only one slot available for the Memory Lab from 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm.

Please remember to bring your own storage media for your digitized material.

The Digital Memory Lab is done in association with the Washington, D.C. Public Library and is funded by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.