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The Creative Studio

Whether you want to use a 3D printer, transfer old home videos into digital format, shoot video in front of a green screen, or edit photos using Photoshop on a MacPro, you can now do all this and more with your library card. (Only Niles library cardholders and students that attend a school in the Library District are allowed access to The Creative Studio).

Located on the Lower Level of the Library, the Creative Studio gives patrons access to a variety of cutting edge tools: Creative Studio A is your sound and video station, including a variety of musical gear, sound mixing equipment, computers, video equipment and more. Creative Studio B is where you'll find our "maker" studio, including a 3D printer, a laser cutter, vinyl cutter, and sewing machines. There is also a variety of other tech equipment (see list on the right) that you can check out, including GoPro cameras and more.

There is something for everyone, so stop by the Tech Desk on the Lower Level and make something today!

Creative Studio A

Video and Sound Recording Equipment:

  • Behringer Xenyx Q802 Sound Mixer
  • Blue Yeti Microphone
  • Canon Vixia Camcorder
  • Canon Wireless Microphone
  • iMac with Dual 27” monitor
  • Lighting Kit - Photography Video Studio
  • Polaroid Tabletop Photo Studio
  • Polaroid Tripod
  • M-Audio Oxygen 61 Keyboard
  • Microphone Sound Isolatioån Shield
  • Nikon D5500 DX Digital SLR
  • Sony Monitor Headphones
  • Yamaha DD-65 Digital Drums


Digitizing Equipment:

  • Elgato Video Capture System
  • Epson Perfection V600 Photo Scanner
  • Funai DVD Recorder VCR Combo
  • Ion Duo DeckUltra-Portable Digital Conversion Turntable with Cassette Deck
  • Wolverine Film to Digital Converter




  • Adobe Creative Cloud: Adobe Acrobat Pro, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Audition, Adobe Bridge CC, Adobe Dreamweaver Flash Professional, Adobe Edge Animate, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe Prelude, Adobe SpeedGrade, Lightroom CC, Photoshop Camera

Apple Software

  • Audacity
  • Corel
  • AfterShot 2
  • Elgato Video Capture
  • EZ Vinyl Converter
  • Final Cut Pro X
  • FotoMagico 4
  • GarageBand
  • HDR Express 3
  • iMovie
  • Logic Pro X
  • MyDVD
  • Photobooth
  • Roxio Toast Titanium


Creative Studio B


  • Epson Stylus Pro 7890 Poster Printer
  • Full Spectrum Laser Cutter
  • Janome Sewing Machines
  • MakerBot Replicator Desktop 3D Printer
  • Silhouette Cameo Cutting Machine


Equipment Available for Check Out

Niles library cardholders only! One week loan period

  • Canon Powershot SX400
  • GoPro Hero 3+, 4 Silver, 6
  • GoPro Hero Accessories and Mounts:
    • Handlebar mount
    • Head Strap
    • Quick Clip
    • Helmet Front Mount
    • Vented Helmet Strap
  • Insta360 Camera
  • LaCie 2TB Thunderbolt External Hard Drive
  • Lighting Kit-Photography Video Studio
  • Polaroid Tabletop Studio
  • Roku 3
  • Roku Streaming Stick
  • Wolverine SNAP Converter
  • Zing Mobile Hotspot

Equipment Available for In-House Check Out

  • Apple iPad Air 2
  • Apple Macbook Pro
  • Blue Yeti Microphone
  • Canon Vixia Camcorder
  • Nikon D5500 DX Digital SLR
  • Silhouette Cameo Cutting Machine
  • Wacom Cintiq 13 Pen and Touch Tablet
  • Wolverine Film to Digital Converter