Studio 1    |  Studio Kids

Phased Reopening Plan

Updated July 8: The Barrington Area Library welcome customers back into Studio 1! Staff will be able to answer brief questions in-person, but if you expect you will need additional support, you can set up a 1:1 appointment by sending an e-mail to: Our staff will work with you to get the assistance that you need, either virtually or in-person. You can also learn more by reading our digital studios tutorials , or visiting LinkedIn Learning for support with the professional creative software in the digital studios. 

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 make a reservation for up to four people to use Studio 1for 2 hours, up to seven days in advance. Renewals are allowed if no other customers have existing reservations. Need help getting started in Studio 1? E-mail:


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 has a limit of four people

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

• The studio may be reserved for a maximum of 2 hours. An extension is allowed if no other customers have a reservation.

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

• Room capacity: Four

Apple MacPro with 24" monitor

apple computer

Blue Yeti Professional Mic

Not currently Available

Bose Companion 2 Speakers

Canon Canoscan

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