Studio 1    |  Studio Kids

Phased Reopening Plan

The Barrington Area Library will welcome customers back into the building on March 1. Our digital studios will remain closed during this phase of reopening as we are trying to provide the safest experience for our customers and staff, and enclosed spaces are one of the areas we are trying to navigate. We appreciate your feedback and would like to hear would like to know how we can help you; please e-mail: Please watch our website, social media channels or your email for announcements with further details as they arise. 

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

Reservation are not available at this time. When the digital studios reopen: 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.

• Studio 1 is currently closed

• 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