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Imagine Space and Labs

The Ottawa Public Library is a place for exploration and discovery where we provide tools and resources – high-tech and low tech – to enable creation and inspire learning at any age or stage of life. OPL spaces, tools, collections, and programs, are designed to spark curiosity and build connections that bring our community to life. Feed your imagination.

Computer workstation with various scanners and computer monitors |  Poste de travail informatique avec divers scanners et écrans d’ordinateur

The Digitization Lab at the Beaverbrook Branch features three stations that allow visitors to create digital copies of historical images and films. 

3D printing modelling Laser cutting equipment on a series of tables | Équipement d'impression 3D  de modélisation de découpe laser sur une série de tables

The following cutting edge equipment is available in the Imagine Space: 3D printing and modelling; Laser cutting;  Photo, video and audio editing; Green screen and video gear; Hand tools and electronics; and a Wall-to-wall whiteboard

DVD converter and music keyboard

VHS conversion station: DVD recorder and VCR

Digitize your VHS cassette tapes and save to a DVD-R or DVD-RW disc. DVDs are available at the branch for $1.00 and hold 2 hours of video. This machine will only accept regular VHS cassettes. 

Music Editing Station

The music editing station at the Cumberland Branch in Orléans has the software you need to produce, record, and edit audio files.

Computer workstation with midi keyboard | Poste de travail informatique avec contrôleur midi

The music editing stations allow library users to produce, record, and edit audio files.