Step 1: Contactless services inside most open branches

17/06/2021

There are contactless services inside most of our 31 open branches, with strict capacity limits in place, as of June 14, 2021, except at Metcalfe Village, Orléans and Rosemount. This means:

  • Pick up holds and check them out at self-checkout stations.
  • Return borrowed items to book drops anytime.
  • Access to PCs, Chromebooks, and printing, where these are available.
  • No other services: no browsing, no washroom access.
  • Mask-wearing remains mandatory inside, and outside in line.

For details, go to Current Branch Services.

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Music Editing Lab

Branch

Music editing lab

Currently not open to the public

See Current Branch Services for more information.

Computer workstation with midi keyboard

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

  • The stations are equipped with a music keyboard, headphones, and a Mac Pro with four editing software: GarageBand, Ableton Live, Logic Pro X, and MuseScore.
  • They can be booked for a 2-hour duration online
  • Before your session begins, please speak with a staff member at the 2nd floor Hub to borrow a music editing kit which contains everything you need to get started on the stations.
  • You will need to bring your own storage media to save your work, but USB keys are available at the library for $6.00.
  • Please note that children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

The Friends of the Ottawa Public Library (FOPLA) have donated two music editing stations to the Ruth E. Dickinson branch.

Equipment available

Software Logo: Ableton

Ableton

Ableton Live is a software music sequencer and digital audio workstation. Its designed to be an instrument for live performances as well as a tool for composing, recording, arranging, mixing, and mastering,

Software Logo: GarageBand

GarageBand

GarageBand allows users to create music or podcasts. Its music and podcast creation system enables users to create multiple tracks with pre-made MIDI keyboards, pre-made loops, an array of various instrumental effects, and voice recordings.

Software Logo: Logic Pro X

Logic Pro

Logic Pro is a digital audio workstation (DAW) and MIDI sequencer software application for the macOS platform.

Music editing station, with music keyboard, Mac Pro, monitor and accessories.

Music editing station 1 (at Ruth E. Dickinson branch)

A workstation for creating and editing MIDI music including a keyboard, headphones and a Mac Pro with editing software. Please checkout the computer keyboard and headphones before your booking. 

Music keyboard

Music editing station 2 (At Ruth E. Dickinson branch)

A workstation for creating and editing MIDI music including a keyboard, headphones and a Mac Pro with editing software. Please checkout the computer keyboard and headphones before your booking.