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You can cultivate skills and explore technology through the Library Media Lab, which houses Mac computer workstations, audio and video recording spaces, and equipment for student checkout, such as audio kits, lighting kits, photo and video cameras, and other media to support creativity and assignments across disciplines. We help build digital literacy skills for class assignments and personal growth through access to high-tech equipment and software.

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The Media Lab, located on the lower level of the COD Library, Student Resource Center 2030, provides space, resources, and expertise to support students in creative usage of multimedia technology. Hours for the Media Lab are listed in our library calendar. On the upper right of the green ribbon on any Library webpage, you can click the drop down menu for About Us and select Hours & Closings to view current hours and scheduled closings.

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The Media Lab spaces including Sound Booth, Recording Studio, and Film Production Studio are open to COD students, faculty, staff, and district residents. Currently enrolled COD students can book spaces up to two weeks ahead with their emails.

Students may check out equipment, such as digital cameras, microphones, and drawing tablets to bring home to work on projects. Equipment needs to be reserved online and is subject to our checkout policies.

Advance reservations are available to current College of DuPage students only.

Learn more about the Media Lab by watching the video below, visiting us in person, calling us at (630) 942-3085, or emailing

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You can find a complete list of our current software online.

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Use of Media Lab resources requires an active College of DuPage Library card. Some resources are limited to current COD students. For more information, read our full policies. If you identify as a district resident, you can sign up for a COD Library card for free at Circulation with proof of residency.

While all of our space and equipment usage is at no charge for cardholders and/or students, photo printing services do have a fee. 

The Media Lab has an Epson Ecotank 8550 Inkjet Printer for high-quality color photo printing. Purchase of prints is deducted from student, faculty/staff, or district resident SmartPrint account. Setting up a SmartPrint account can be done at any time. There is a cash value add station in the Computer and Printing Services area or values can be added from anywhere with credit or debit cards. Customers must ensure adequate funds have been added to their SmartPrint account prior to printing. Purchase of prints is nonrefundable.

The cost per print is: 8.5”x11” for $1 or 13”x19” for $2

The Media Lab uses Photo Paper Luster or Glossy and paper will be provided. Any paper type other than inkjet photo paper cannot be processed with this printer.

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The Media Lab provides quick answers to common media questions at any time. We have quick start guides for most of our programs and spaces available for in-Lab use upon request. For more in-depth questions or projects, you can inquire at the desk or fill the online form to book a 1-1 appointment to have someone contact you about your project. The Media Lab will try to accommodate all 1-1 requests in a timely manner.

Please check out our resource guide for help remotely or beyond our open hours.

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