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Media Lab

Media Lab One-on-ones

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One-on-one digital media training to bring your project to life!

During a one-on-one session a friendly volunteer will work with you to answer your digital media questions on a variety of topics such as filming, video or photo editing and more! Use the latest Macintosh technology, HD Sony Video Camera, Intuous Pro Watcom or learn industry standard software such as packages from the Adobe Creative Cloud suite, Avid Protools, Sibelius and more. Book a session above!

Reserve a Media Lab computer

Book Media Lab Computer One Right

Book Media Lab Computer Two Left

The Media Lab provides the community the opportunity to book an Apple iMac computer for a two hour block for dedicated digital Media activities. Bring your digital media project to life or refine your digital media skills with the latest film, sound, graphics and animation software and technology.

See what the Media Lab has to offer your project here!

  • One booking per patron per day
  • Subject to availability
  • Children 16 years and under need parent/guardian permission.
  • This booking is for a computer reservation only and members of the public may share the room during these times.
  • Patrons must have some knowledge of how to use the equipment and software prior to booking.
  • Please provide your own storage devices.
  • If you have an additional interest in the Media Lab you can email [email protected] to discuss your needs

Book the Media Lab Video Camera and Green Screen

Book the Media Lab Video Camera

The Media Lab HD Sony Video Camera or Logitech WebCam are available to be booked for use within the library. Lighting equipment and green screen backdrop also available for personal use within the Media Lab space. Users must provide photo ID and sign a Terms and Conditions of Use form on the day of use. Please read the booking notes at the above link.

Past Media Lab Projects

Artist in Residencies

Michelle Britton - When Creatures Collide

During May - June 2016 Michelle Britton explored the fascinating process of digital artwork creation by transforming the City Library's Media Lab into a mythical menagerie. Patrons were able to attend hands-on workshops where they learnt about the digital art creation process, tools and techniques using Adobe Photoshop and a Wacom tablet. Michelle also developed a series of her own artworks inspired by community suggestions and community 'exquisite corpse' drawings.

Michelle started drawing as a young child and over the course of her life has investigated many artistic tools and techniques. As technology advanced she found herself drawn to the digital creation process and has trained in both 2D and 3D production. Michelle currently studies web site development and works as a freelance artist and graphic designer. She also volunteers at the City of Adelaide Library’s Innovation Lab, working primarily with the 3D printers.

Michelle Britton's Artwork from When Creatures Collide Residency

Nicholas Lyons - Green Screen Program

During 2015 Nicholas Lyons worked with members of the public, Media Lab volunteers and library staff to establish the Media Lab Green Screen program. Nick’s residency made it possible for members of the community dreaming of being movie stars to see themselves in new worlds and interact live on screen through a range of backdrops and scenarios. Volunteers continue to provide patrons with the opportunity to learn about green screens and make their own movies as part of the ongoing Green Screen program Nick worked to establish.

Harry T. Tregilgas

During May and June 2014, the Media Lab hosted Artist in Residence Harry T Tregilgas, musician and filmmaker. The residency resulted in a piece of improvised music composed in the Media Lab, which overlays a 3 minute time lapse film of a busy space in the library, showcasing how that space is used over a period of time. 

LIVING LIBRARY from Harry T. Tregilgas on Vimeo.

James Donovan

James Donovan is an emerging filmmaker, born and raised in Adelaide. In April and May of 2014, James worked as an Artist in Residence in the City Library Media Lab and completed his film 'An Exercise in Speed' using the equipment and software publicly available.

Become a Volunteer

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.

Check out our current vacancies now!


We’d love to hear of any projects or equipment that you would like to use in the lab! Please email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) to get in touch.

Phone: 8203 7990
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Visit: City Library, Level 3, Rundle Place, Rundle Mall, Adelaide via Francis Street or Da Costa Arcade.

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