The San Diego Public Library offers the Digital Memory Lab at two locations: Central Library and La Jolla/Riford Library. The two labs have different hours and accept different formats for transfer. Select the appropriate location tab below to review formats accepted for transfer and to book a reservation.
Central Library Digital Memory Lab - 8th Floor, Room 835
|Monday||2 p.m. - 6 p.m.|
|Tuesday||2 p.m. - 6 p.m.|
|Wednesday||2 p.m. - 6 p.m.|
|Thursday||2 p.m. - 6 p.m.|
|Friday||2 p.m. - 6 p.m.|
|Saturday||2 p.m. - 6 p.m.|
Media transferred at this station:
La Jolla/Riford Library Digital Memory Lab
|Monday||2:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.|
|Tuesday||11:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.|
|Thursday||11:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.|
|Saturday||12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.|
|Sunday||1 p.m. - 4 p.m.|
Frequently Asked Questions
The Digital Memory Lab is an innovative space to access, digitize, and share videos, audio recordings, photographs, and slides.
No, you do not need a library card to use the Digital Memory Lab; however, you will check-in with a staff member, review policy and sign a release form. If you are under 17, parental consent is required.
See "Book a Reservation" section above for the location of your choice. Please note that the use of the Digital Memory Lab is by reservation.
All stations will have easy to follow step-by-step instructional guides. Knowledgeable library staff and volunteers will also be available for additional assistance.
Bring a USB or external hard drive to save your content, or save it on cloud storage.
For transferring video formats, at least 4GB for every 1 hour of video is recommended.
Classes will be posted on the Library’s calendar of events.