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Media Lab: Policies

Info on using the library's Media Lab

The primary purpose of the Vernon Area Public Library's Media Lab is to provide a space with dedicated equipment and software for community members to create, edit, and convert media projects including, but not limited to, video, audio, photography, and digitization. The Media Lab is intended for individuals or small groups. General computing activities such as word processing, web browsing, email, social networking, or gaming are not priorities in the Media Lab. Rooms intended for quiet study or general meetings are available elsewhere in the library.

Lab Policies

  • All general behavioral guidelines for the library apply.
  • No food or drinks of any kind are permitted.
  • The Media Lab is open during normal library hours, but closes 30 minutes prior to the library closing.
  • The Media Lab is open to all Vernon Area Library cardholders. Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • The individual who checks out the room must leave their library card and license, state ID, or school ID to check out the room and will be considered the main user responsible for any damage or misuse of the equipment, even if a multiple individuals have used the equipment.
  • A maximum of 2 people are allowed access at any given time.
  • Users can make 2-hour reservations (with extended time permitted if no one else is waiting) to use the lab by speaking to a staff member at the Readers and Information Services Desk in person or by phone at 224-543-1485. Reservations may be made up to 7 days in advance.
  • Reservations will be held for 10 minutes after they are scheduled to begin.
  • Priority will be given to users who are working on digital media projects (videos, music, websites, photo editing, scanning). Users who are using the computers for web browsing will be asked to use the other adult internet stations in the library.
  • Users must save their work on an external memory source.
  • If equipment is not working, users should ask for help from the Readers and Information Services Desk.


Media Lab Hours

9 AM–8:30 PM

Friday & Saturday
9 AM–4:30 PM

10–4:30 PM

Make a Reservation

Vernon Area Public Library cardholders may reserve the Media Lab up to 7 days in advance. Call 224-543-1485 or Reserve Online. Media Lab capacity: 2.