Studio 1    |  Studio Kids

The Library building is temporarily closed to the public. Need help with your at-home digital projects? Email


Phased Reopening Plan

Stay tuned for details on when the Library building will reopen. The listed equipment and software will be available for you to use independently. If you anticipate you will need additional help, we encourage you to make a 1:1 appointment. All appointments will take place virtually, using Zoom.  If you have any questions, please contact,

Studio 1 has a maximum occupancy of 1 person and is for customers grade 9 on up.

Individuals and groups grade 8 and below - visit Studio Kids

Located on the first floor in the Business & Technology Center, Studio 1 is a great place to work on digital projects for work, school, or home. Whether you want to use Photoshop, play with our green screen, make a new musical composition, or work with one of the many pieces of hardware & software, Studio 1 has the tools you need. To learn what you can make in Studio 1 try our digital studios tutorials or begin with one of our getting started guides:

GarageBand iMovie
Photoshop Scanner

Reserve Studio 1

Barrington Area Library cardholders grades 9 and up can reserve Studio 1 for two hours, up to seven days in advance. To make a reservation, please contact (847) 382-1300 x3520. Customers can have only one active reservation for the digital studio at a time. Need help getting started in Studio 1? Click the button below to make an appointment with Digital Services! At this time, Studio 1 is open to BALibrary cardholders only. 


studio 1 procedures

The studio is open to individuals going into 9th grade and older to work on projects requiring the use of the equipment.

• At this time, Studio 1 is open to BALibrary cardholders only.

• Reservations may be made one week in advance by Barrington Area Library cardholders.

• The studio may be reserved for a maximum of two hours. Extensions are not permitted at this time.

• Reservations will be held for 10 minutes, after which the entire period reserved will be forfeited.

• Room capacity: 1

Apple MacPro with 24" monitor

apple computer

Blue Yeti Professional Mic

Not currently Available

Bose Companion 2 Speakers

Canon Canoscan

Currently Not Available

Canon 8800 scanner

Kingston Memory Card Reader


 M-Track Plus

Not Currently Available


Blu Ray/DVD Burner

Sennheiser Headphones

Not Currently Available

Wacom Tablet

Not Currently Available



Adobe Creative Cloud

Adobe Acrobat Pro:Make custom PDFs & forms.
Adobe After Effects:
Create 2D & 3D animations.
Adobe Audition: Record, edit, & mix audio.
Adobe Illustrator: Design & draw graphics.

Adobe InDesign: Publish print or digital text.
Adobe Lightroom CC:Photo editing application.
Adobe Photoshop: Photo editing software.
Adobe Premier Pro: Professional video editing software.

Additional Software

Final Cut Pro
Aperture 3

equipment for checkout

Barrington cardholders can check out the following digital studio equipment for up to one week.
Instructions for the VHS to Digital Transfer Kit: Instructions for PC or Instructions for Mac. To burn the digital file(s) to DVD please use - Instructions to Burn a DVD on a Mac

Canon PowershotSX530

Manual for Canon PowershotSX530


Canon Vixia HF R800

Manual for Canon Vixia HF R800



HyperX USB Drive - 256GB

MeFoto Tripod

MIDI Controller

Manual for MIDI controller

Nano Microphone

Manual for Nano microphone



Smartphone Tripod



VHS to Digital Transfer Kit

Instructions: Mac | PC