The DML gives 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.
All library cardholders may use the DML. Reserving the DML in advance and scheduling one-on-one appointments is limited to Darien residents, those who work in Town, and Friends of the Library. 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 Yosemite OSX operating system and 8 GB of RAM.
Dual Screen Monitors
These 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
Convert your old mixed tapes and recordings to MP3. Bring a thumbdrive for the conversion process.
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! After recording, import your footage into Final Cut Pro or iMovie.
Use the camcorder in the DML or borrow it for recording outside of the Library.
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
Use the Wacom tablet to create art, sign documents, or help 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.
Record LPs to MP3
Love the scratching sound of a record player? Digitize your records to keep it around.
Use this light box to film or take photos of your Etsy items!
With three mics available, you can bring along friends to record a podcast, singing, and so much more!
Make powerful audio edits including multi-track mixes.
The simple audio editor used by pros and amateurs alike.
Easily creates audio tracks and looping sound effects.
Burn DVDs and CDs to share your work.
Adobe Illustrator CS6
Create images using industry standard software.
Adobe InDesign CS6
Design publications and other print materials with ease.
Adobe Photoshop CS6
Edit your photos or use bulk actions to process images quickly.
Adobe After Effects CS6
Create digital motion graphics and visual effects for your videos.
Adobe Premiere CS6
Create and edit your video footage in the familiar Adobe environment.
Squeeze your video files down to a shareable file size.
Final Cut Pro X
Take full control of your video editing with lots of options.
A multipurpose tool for converting and ripping video.
The simpliest video editing software which fits most projects' needs.
Adobe Dreamweaver CS6
A website code editor for those who like a more visual experience.
Adobe Flash CS6
Develop animations to tell your story.
A simple text editor for building websites.
Model your own 3D effects and objects.
Easy software for 3D modeling of objects for printing or home designers.