Memory Lab

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What is the Memory Lab?

The Memory Lab is a free, do-it-yourself space for making high-quality digitized personal archive collections. Library patrons can digitize multiple formats using professional-grade equipment, including slides, negatives, photographic prints, and documents and videos.

What Can I Digitize?

  • Documents
  • Photos, slides, negatives
  • 3.5” inch floppy disks
  • VHS and VHS-C

How Do I Book an Appointment?

Click here to make an appointment to use the Memory Lab.

How Should I Prepare?

Prioritize which memories you’d like to preserve. Come prepared with your items and a USB storage device or external hard drive with sufficient space to save your digitizations, or an account with an online storage service (Dropbox, Google Drive, etc.). The library will have limited USB storage devices available.

Online Resources

Learn how to take care of your physical and digital possessions and get resources to help you with your personal archiving projects.

Memory Lab User Guide (PDF)

For more information, email [email protected].

This project was supported by the Friends of the Napa Library and the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian Greg Lucas.