Media Lab

Use digital technology to bring your music, animation, art or film project to life.

Located in the City Library, the Media Lab is a haven of creative inspiration to customers, artists and residents alike. Music, illustration, photography, animation and film are celebrated on a daily basis. Whether it is through volunteer run tutorial sessions, community driven Residencies or even daily enjoyment of the space, the Media Lab has something to help you realise your creative potential.

One-on-one assistance

Please note our Media Lab one-on-one sessions are currently on hold, as we are experiencing a licencing issue with our Media Lab computers.

During a one-on-one session your friendly Media Lab volunteer will work with you to answer your digital media questions. Common topics covered include: filming, animation, sound, video or photo editing.

You’ll have access to, and learn how to use the latest Macintosh and Microsoft technology, Wacom Cintiq, RODECaster Pro podcast equipment or learn industry standard software such as packages from the Adobe Creative Cloud suite, Avid Pro Tools, Sibelius and more.

Use the Media Lab equipment

Please note that due to a licencing issue, both of the Media Lab computers are currently unavailable.

For those who would like to work on their own project, you can book some time with our equipment. 

  • Rodecaster Pro Kit, which includes
    • ATH M20x Headphones
    • Sennheiser Headphones
    • RODE procaster microphone
    • RODE podMIC microphone
  • Audio Kit, which includes:
    • Focusrite audio interface
    • RODE NT2-A microphone, 
    • RODE MI microphone
    • SM6 Shock Mount and Pop Shield
    • ATH 50x headphones
  • Yamaha DGX-670 Portable Grand Electrical Piano
    • Headphones available to borrow
  • Hydraulic collapsible chroma green screen
  • Studio softbox light stands

Please note that library staff are not able to provide specialised assistance with this technology. For additional support we recommend you book a one-on-one or refer to LinkedIn Learning training material through our Virtual Library resources.

Customers wanting to use Media Lab computers or equipment must provide current physical ID as listed below and meet our PC conditions of use.

Accepted current ID

  • Australian Drivers Licence or Proof of Age card 
  • Passport
  • Health care/Centrelink card
  • Medicare card
  • Australian Student ID

    Bookings are limited to one 2 hour booking per customer per day

        • Bookings are for dedicated digital media activities only
        • Your booking is for a computer reservation only and members of the public may share the room during these times
        • Please provide your own storage devices
        • All Media Lab equipment can only be used within the library.

            Make a booking

            Bookings are made for a two-hour block. Please note the Media Lab conditions of use above before making your booking.


              If you need to cancel your one-on-one booked session, please give 24 hours’ notice in consideration for our volunteers and to open the session to other customers.


              We welcome registrations of interest from volunteers. As a Media Lab Volunteer, you will run one-on-one training with members of the public using the software and equipment in the Media Lab. Please see the City of Adelaide Volunteers section for more information.

              Need more information?

              If you have any questions, feedback or need to cancel a booking, please contact the Adelaide City Libraries: