The Creation Station is a self-serve lab located on the main floor at Portage District Library. It offers the space, equipment, and software for patrons to get creative with video, audio, and graphic design. The Creation Station also offers equipment and software for converting outdated media formats and digitizing print and analog materials from your personal/family collections.
Schedule a visit to the Creation Station to explore the creative possibilities!
• Digitize slides, 35 mm film, and negatives.
• Design cards, collages, invitations, calendars, or other printable objects.
• Convert VCR tapes to a digital format.
• Design a logo or other graphics.
• Convert audio cassettes to a digital format.
Portage District Library Card Holders and reciprocal borrowers may use the Creation Station. Patrons 16+ may use the Creation Station unassisted, while anyone younger must be accompanied by an adult.
It is the responsibility of all of our patrons to learn how to use the resources and develop their own project ideas. Librarians will be available for limited assistance if they are not working at the desk or busy helping other patrons.
If you are coming to digitize 8 mm or Super 8 film you will need to make an appointment with Jane Fleming, our STEAM Initiatives Coordinator. You can e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at 269-585-8714.
We have excellent resources for you to learn how to use the powerful software at the Creation Station. In addition to print resources, all Portage District Library resident cardholders have free access to LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com). Go to LinkedIn Learning and sign in with your library card to start your learning today.
All users must comply with Title 17 US Code of Regulations regarding the copyrighting of materials. We do not allow copying of VHS tapes that contain copyrighted material, such as movies or television shows.
Monday – Thursday: 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday: 1:00 AM – 5:00 PM
You can use the Creation Station for up to one hour per day. Reservations can be made a month in advance. You can reserve a time online or call the Adult Information Desk at 269-329-4544 to secure a spot. You should bring your own personal digital storage device for your work or store your work on your preferred cloud storage system. A library card and a picture ID are needed in order to use the Creation Station.
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This computer uses the Windows 10 Operating System. It has 32 GB of RAM. It comes with a Microsoft pen for on-screen drawing.
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|Adobe Acrobat||Adobe After Effects||Adobe Animate|
|Adobe Audition||Adobe Premiere Elements||Adobe Illustrator|
|Adobe InDesign||Adobe Lightroom||Adobe Photoshop|
|Adobe Premiere Pro||GIMP||Adobe Photoshop Elements|
|Inkscape||Microsoft Office||Adobe Premiere Rush|