Vintage Media Lab

Preserve your old photographs, home movies, records and cassettes at the Vintage Media Lab.

The lab has equipment to digitize the following formats:

  • Slides
  • VHS Tapes
  • 8mm Video Tapes (Video8/Hi8/Handycam)
  • Super 8 or 8mm Movie Film

More equipment to digitize photos, cassettes, and vinyl albums is coming soon!


Please fill out the form below and we will contact you to schedule your one-hour appointment slot.

Vintage Media Lab appointments are for:

Between 11am to 2pm
at the Mitchell Park Library.

Each appointment includes a skilled volunteer to assist you. Appointments are limited to a single one-hour appointment per week per person.

Because space and time in the Vintage Media Lab is limited, we appreciate your cooperation in regard to equipment, storage and cleanliness.

Required Storage Media

Users will need to provide their own storage media to save their digital files to, such as:

  • Laptop
  • SD Card, Memory Card
  • USB Drive, Flash Drive or Memory Stick
  • External Hard Drive

Please email RuthAnn Garcia if you have any questions.

Appointment Requests

* indicates a required field
  • Name * Required
  • Which types of vintage media do you want to digitize? * Required
  • Include quantities as well as how long footage may be on your tapes. For example: I have 2 VHS Tapes (about 1 hour of footage) that I would like to digitize.
  • Where will you save your digital files? * Required
    Please note you will need to bring a personal device or digital storage media to save your files. We cannot save or store your digital files between visits.
  • Scheduling * Required
    This is not a direct reservation. We will write back to confirm your 1-hour Vintage Media Lab reservation based on your time preference and available equipment.
  • What is the earliest Thursday you would like to begin?
    Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • Is this your first request to use the lab? * Required
  • By submitting this form, I acknowledge the following:

    I understand that appointments are one hour long and I will not be able to digitize a large amount of items. I can schedule another appointment to come back.

    I understand that I cannot leave my items at the library to be digitized by the staff/volunteers. I will be present while my items are being digitized, and I will take all my items with me when I leave. The library is not responsible for the loss or damage to my items.

    I understand that my items must be organized. Photos need to have been sorted through, VHS tapes and other items need to be clean and dusted. Volunteers will not help you with organizing, sorting, or cleaning.

    I understand that some equipment may be harder on some formats, and that my items can be susceptible to damage. The library is not responsible for any damage incurred on my items.

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

This service was made possible through a Pacific Library Partnership grant.