Memory Lab

What is the Memory Lab?

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

What Can I Digitize?

  • Documents
  • Photos, slides, negatives
  • 3.5” inch floppy disks
  • VHS and VHS-C (Coming soon!)

How Do I Book an Appointment?

Appointments to use the Memory Lab can be made at https://memorylab.eventbrite.com

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.