Library Open – Limited Hours

All library facilities are open with limited hours and services. Curbside pickup is now by appointment only. Check our reopening page for more details about hours and restrictions.

Watch our website and social media for updates.

Digital Media Center

Create music, produce movies, edit photos, digitize tapes, design websites, and let your imagination take you wherever else you want to go using the tools in our Digital Media Center (DMC).

The DMC computers and equipment are available to valid Palatine cardholders age 11 years and up. 

The Spaces

The DMC has a Common Room and four Studios. The Common Room is an open area with iMacs and a service desk. The Studios are private rooms with dedicated equipment for media creation or conversion. 

Reserve a Studio up to two weeks in advance for a three hour session: 847-358-5881 ext. 180

Tools in the DMC

The DMC offers Apple computers with iMovie, GarageBand, Adobe Creative Cloud, Final Cut Pro, Logic Pro, and more.

We also provide:

  • microphones and microphone stands
  • headphones
  • VHS to DVD converter
  • cassette and vinyl to MP3 converter
  • film/negative/photo scanners
  • green screen and studio lights
  • digital 61-key keyboard
  • trackpad with digital stylus

Equipment to Borrow

You may check out the following for seven days:

The late fee for each is $1.00/day. Renewals available.