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Peltz Digitization Room

The Digitization Room allows you to turn your old media (slides, film, cassettes, VHS, etc.) into digital files.  If you want to record or edit film or audio, please book the Digital Media Lab.

Any cardholder in our system can schedule an appointment to digitize their older media up to 7 days in advance. We also accept same-day reservations Thursdays-Saturdays; call 847-272-2098 or visit us during our open hours. NOTE: we do not take appointment requests via email or voicemail message. 

Schedule a digitization appointment

Appointments are 3 hours. Appointments are available at the following days and times:

  • Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays: 10:30-1:30, 4:30pm-7:30pm
  • Fridays & Saturdays: 10:30am-1:30pm

Limit 2 persons at the appointment. Limit one appointment per day, limit 2 appointments per week.

Media that can be digitized:

  • 8mm, Super 8, and 16mm film
  • Cassette tapes
  • Microcassettes
  • MiniDV cassette
  • Photographs
  • Slides
  • VHS tapes
  • VHS-C tapes
  • Vinyl records

View digitization and transfer times by media.

Questions? Call the Collaboratory at 847-272-2098:

  • Tuesday & Thursday: 12pm-8pm
  • Wednesday & Friday: 10am-6pm
  • Saturday: 10am-4pm