Digitization Station

Start preserving with the Digitization Station!

A Windows desktop computer equipped with software for digitizing materials, be it photographs, negatives, a CD, or an old scrapbook! Book the computer for free at NVDPL to make sure the materials you treasure will stand the test of time. We welcome you to the StoryLab to learn, create, and share.

What can I do at the Digitization Station?

  • Scan film, slides, artwork
  • Convert CDs and DVDs to digital files
  • Scan photograph collections
  • Scan VHS tapes
  • Much, much more!

Booking the Audio Booth

  1. Request a booking: First, review the booking guidelines and request a time on our calendar. You can book up to 2 hours a day, but requests must be submitted 48 hours in advance. On the booking form, tell us about your project, your experience level, and any special equipment you'll need. We'll send a confirmation email when your booking is approved!
  2. Plan ahead: You'll need to sign a StoryLab waiver and compete a brief certification at the start of your first booking. Remember to bring something to save your work onto (e.g. USB stick, hard drive). If you forget, USB sticks can be purchased at the Circulation Desk before your booking. Be sure to let us know in advance if you're running late or need to reschedule.
  3. Have fun creating: Arrive on time and check in with the Digital Services Assistant at the StoryLab desk, then get started on your project! StoryLab is a self-directed space but the Digital Services Assistants can help with your certification and offer tips along the way - just ask!

Available Equipment for the Digitization Station

  • Epson Perfection V800 Photo Scanner
    6400 dpi photography scanner with 21 cm x 30 cm scanning area. Slide and film trays available.
    User Guide
  • DVD/CD Drive
  • VCR
  • Casette Player
  • Wolverine Film Scanner
    Convert old 8mm and Super 8 movie reels Into digital videos at 720p. Support up to 5" reels
  • FastFoto FF-680W Picture Scanner
    Rapid scan up to 36 photos up to 5" x 7"
    User Guide | Video: How to Load Photos | Video: Organizing & Scanning Photos

Digitizing Resources

LinkedIn Learning

Patrons of NVDPL who live in the District of North Vancouver have free access to hundreds of tutorials and courses for all expertise levels through LinkedIn Learning. Visit our LinkedIn Learning page to get started. Below are some examples of courses offered:

Helpful Youtube Videos