BC Day: All library locations will be closed on Monday, August 2, for BC Day. Regular hours resume on Tuesday, August 3.
Preserve your memories by digitizing your old photographs, slides, negatives, video tapes, vinyl records or tape cassettes with our digitization equipment.
Available at Westside Learning Lab & Downtown Kelowna Library Branch, Vernon Branch, and at Golden Branch.
The Digitization Stations are available for all ORL cardholders to use. Please watch these to learn more about the equipment you want to use: https://my.nicheacademy.com/orlbc/course/25673.
You must agree and adhere to ORL’s Makerspace Guidelines and the Maker Agreement.
You are responsible for bringing your own USB personal storage device (USB stick/thumb drive) to save your work.
If you are using a digitization station that required ear buds or headphones please bring your own. We will not be lending headphones at this time
Go to Spaces, our online booking calendar, to browse and reserve our maker stations and tools. You will be asked to create a Spaces account (and confirm your email address) in order to complete your first booking request.
Online reservation is available for maker stations at the Westside Learning Lab, Downtown Kelowna Branch, and Vernon Branch. Please contact Golden Branch to book this maker station in person.
If you’re digitizing….
You will be using...
Photographs, Photo Negatives, Slides 35mm
Epson Perfection V800 flat-bed scanner
Audio cassette tapes
Ion Tape-2-PC cassette player
Vinyl (33, 45, and 78)
Ion Max Turntable Record Player (33, 45 & 78 compatible)
Camcorder tapes — Digital 8, Hi8, 8mm, MiniDV
Elgato Video Capture RCA to USB adapter
Note: You will need to supply your own Digital 8 / Hi8 / 8mm camcorder or player, power and A/V cords
VHS video tapes (NTSC/Region 1)
*Equipment may vary by library branch.
Staff may be available for troubleshooting during your booked session with a digitization station, but it is expected you will use the equipment and software you need for your project and work independently.
View our Digitization Guides (in PDF):
When using an ORL Makerspace, please follow these rules (PDFs):
To use an ORL Makerspace independently, all makers must:
You'll need a library card to use our maker tools. Get a card.