- 10 workstations
Closed | Library Hours
Closed | Library Hours
The lab offers training, equipment and knowledgeable staff to assist patrons in working with digital media including video, audio, imaging, and web publishing. Lab resources are available to all current Penn students, faculty, and staff. Lab resources are not available to alumni and members of general public.
No; we are a self-service lab. But we will show you how to get your project done and teach you to use any necessary software along the way.
The only thing we charge for in the lab is printing.
We do not reserve workstations for individuals. The machines in the lab are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Faculty who are interesting in using the lab for their class should contact the lab coordinator.
You are welcome to connect your own mp3 player, earphones, flash/thumb drive, external hard drive, or graphics tablet to our workstations. Please ask about other devices.
We maintain a list of the software available on the Macs in the lab and on the laptops in the Information Commons.
The lab is aimed at helping people accomplish specific tasks. To this end, we can help you learn how to use specific pieces of software to accomplish those tasks. Some pieces of software (Photoshop and Final Cut Pro are good examples) are enormously complicated and we simply don't have the resources to teach you to use them in an in-depth way.
We do offer introductory workshops for some pieces of software (Photoshop, iMovie, etc.) that are aimed at giving you a solid jumping-off point so that you can start using the software on your own. We are also available to answer any of your specific questions about how to use any of the software in the lab; just stop by and ask us. We also maintain a small library of books you can use while you're in the lab.
We cannot install a piece of commercial software on the workstations in the lab unless we have purchased a license for it. If you have purchased a piece of software, we cannot install it on our machines for you and then uninstall it when you leave. If there is a piece of free software you would like to install, please ask us and we will let you know if it's possible. We recently added GoogleEarth Pro and Sketchup to the machines in the lab based on user requests. Please let us know if you have any suggestions for other additions to make to the lab.
We cannot install a font that you purchased on the lab machines. If there is a free font you need to use, ask us and we will let you know if it's possible.
Yes, especially if you need help working on your project or if you need to import video footage to your computer. The libraries also have several comfortable study spaces you may want to check out .
No. We aren't able to fix your computer for you, although we'll be glad to help you use the software on your machine if it's something we're familiar with. If you truly think your computer is broken and rebooting the machine doesn't fix the problem, the University Tech Center may be able to help.
We can import audio/video to our workstations from the following sources:
We do NOT have equipment in the lab to import:
If you bring your own camera or video/video deck that has an S-Video or RCA output, we can most likely patch it into our system and allow you to import your video to edit.
If you do not see a format specifically mentioned above, please ask us.
121 Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center, 1st floor west
Weigle Information Commons
Diagram shows the accessible entrance. See directions (Word).