Studio Makerspace

The library’s Studio Makerspace is the place to create, preserve, collaborate, innovate and learn. If you’re interested in creating a video or TV program, recording a podcast, printing 3D objects, or converting photos VHS or cassettes to digital, we have the equipment.

Click here for information about submitting programs to the BCN-TV public access station.

Available equipment:

  • Video camera
  • Podcasting equipment
  • MakerBot Method 3D printer
  • Epson FASTphoto scanner
  • VHS-to-DVD convertor
  • Cassette tape-to-digital convertor


Time limit: 2 hours

Studio space is available to book 2 weeks out.

  • Tuesday: 2-4 p.m. / 6-8 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 2-4 p.m.
  • Thursday: 2-4 p.m. / 6-8 p.m.

To book a time, go to the Book a Space page here.

Please note:

  • A maximum of 5 people are allowed in the Studio Makerspace.
  • We request a 24-hour cancellation notice.
  • Reservations will be held for 15 minutes.
  • Please let us know if the furniture in the TV studio area is not needed.
  • An “on air” light outside the studio will let passers-by know a recording is in process.

Additional FAQs

Who may use the Studio Makerspace?
A valid library card from the Upper Hudson Library System is required.
How do I reserve the Studio Makerspace?

Visit the library’s Book a Space page to get started.

Do I need to bring anything?

Yes. You’ll need to bring your own storage device to save your digital creations when using some of the Makerspace equipment.

  • VHS-DVD convertor requires a DVD-R. You will need one for every VHS tape you plan to convert.
  • Video camera requires a 32-64GB SD card. We recommend an SDXC, Class 10 for optimal quality. If you don’t have an SD card, once may be checked out.
  • The FASTphoto scanner, podcasting equipment and cassette-to-digital convertor require a USB flash drive/memory stick.

Is there an age limit?

Anyone 16 and older can reserve the studio. Those under 16 will need to have an adult 18 years or older in the room at all times.

How can I edit my video?

Laptops with Adobe Premiere Elements are available for in-library use. They can be checked out at the Information Desk.

Are there any fees?

The library charges 10 cents/gram for creations made using the 3D printer.

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