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
Media transferred at this station:
La Jolla/Riford Library Digital Memory Lab
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.