The DML's purpose is to give the Darien community access to high quality equipment for their digital projects. The room and equipment is reserved for special projects instead of general computing which is available in the Power Library. The lab was made possible thanks to the Friends of the Library and a reverse auction held at the 2012 spring's Imagination Gala.
To make a reservation, please contact the Help Desk via email or call 203-669-5238. If you will need help in using the equipment, please ask for a one-on-one appointment as well.
Use of the Lab is available for Darien residents, those who work in Town, and Friends at the $300 level or higher. The Lab will be available for 2 to 4 hour reservable time slots. Members 14+ may use the Lab unassisted while anyone younger needs to be with an adult. Up to four people may be in the DML at one time. The person who makes the reservation needs to be present in the room.
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Mac Pro Computer
This computer has the Mountain Lion OSX operating system and 8 GB of RAM.
Dual Screen Monitors
These wall-mounted 23" monitors are adjustable since they are mounted onto movable arms.
VHS to DVD Convertor
Save your home movie VHS tapes for future generations by digitizing them to DVDs.
Cassette Tape to MP3
Still rocking your old mixed tapes and recordings? You can convert them to a future friendly MP3 format which you can burn to a CD, save on a thumbdrive, or email to yourself.
Hi8 to DVD Convertor
Rescue your home movie Hi8 tapes by digitizing them to DVDs.
Pretend to be anywhere that you can dream using the green screen! Simply record a video against the greenscreen and then import that footage and your digital background into Final Cut Pro or iMovie.
Use the camcorder only in the DML.
Use this light box to film or take photos of your Etsy items!
Each light stand comes with a light, reflector, adjustable stand, and an umbrella.
Burn up to 10 CDs or DVDs at once!
Use the 3DConnexion mouse to navigate in Google Earth.
Wacom Bamboo Tablet
A Wacom tablet has verstile uses from being used to create art, signing documents, or helping relieve pain from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
Scan your photos, documents, 35mm slides, and 35mm negatives.
Use these monitoring headphones for great feedback on your records in the DML.
External Hard Drives
Check out an external hard drive to take your project files home! Compatible with Macs and PCs
With three mics available, you can bring along your friends to record a podcast, singing, and so much more!