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Digital Legacy Lab

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GCPL’s Digital Legacy Lab

what we can digitize

Audio Formats:​

  • Vinyl​ (33 1/3 rpm​, 45 rpm​, 78 rpm​)
  • Audio Cassettes

Video Formats:​

  • VHS​ tapes
  • VHS-C ​(With an adapter that can be used in the VHS player.)
  • 8 mm​ film and Super 8 film.
  • Hi-8 tapes

Image Formats:​

  • Photos​
  • Slides​
  • Negatives​
  • Large format film​
  • Photos and documents as large as 8 x 11 inches

Lab Locations, Scheduling, and Training

The below table shows what formats can be digitized at each lab.  The Main Lab at Bainbridge, The Video Lab at The Administrative Center, The Photo Lab at Chardon, and the Geauga West Lab






You can schedule a session during library hours at the specified locations.  You will need to sign the Digital Legacy Lab agreement before you can use the equipment.

To book a session or for more information, you can email a Reference Librarian, Chat with a Reference Librarian during business hours, or call the Bainbridge Branch,  Chardon Branch, Geauga West Branch, or Administrative Center

If you wish to attend an optional orientation session through Geauga County Public Library please check our calendar for dates and times.

The GCPL Digital Legacy Lab consists of video and photo digitization hardware along with a Desktop PC loaded with various image, audio, and video editing software, including, but not limited to, Adobe Creative Cloud, Audacity, and GIMP. Patrons must provide their own storage device or use a cloud-based storage program.  Instructional materials including videos are located on each Digital Legacy lab computer.

Video Tutorials

Digital Legacy Lab training videos can be found on the Geauga County Public Library Youtube CHANNEL

Link to the Geauga County Public Library YouTube Channel