Transfer These Formats to Digital

Prints and Film

  • Photos & Document
  • Slides & Negatives

Video and Movies

  • Video8, Hi8, Digital8
  • Mini-DV, HDV, DVCAM, DV
  • 8mm & Super 8 Film Movies
  • Betamax

Audio Formats

  • Audio Cassettes
  • Micro & Mini Cassettes
  • Reel to Reel Audio Tapes
  • Vinyl Records (33 1/3, 45, & 78 rpm)
  • Audio CD

Do you have stacks of old photos, VHS tapes, or audio cassettes of priceless life events? Visit the Memory Lab at the Anderson Public Library to convert them to digital files to not only preserve but also enjoy them on modern technology.

The Memory Lab has a plethora of equipment to help you convert old formats to digital files. These include many of the popular formats from the 1960’s to the early 2000’s.

All adult members of the library with a library card in good standing can reserve the Memory Lab for three hours per week. The equipment is designed to be easy to use and a library staff member will help you get started with the process.

Conversion Guidelines

  • All media will be inspected to ensure compatibility and condition.
  • Privacy is not guaranteed. Others may use the room at the same time.
  • Video and audio are converted in real time. A three hour video will take three hours to convert.
  • Members must be in the library during the entire reservation time.
  • No food or drink is allowed in the lab.
  • Please bring a large USB drive or SD card: at least 64GB if transfering video.
  • Members must sign a release form to utilize the room.

Schedule a session at the Memory Lab below.

The Memory Lab is available on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays only from 9am to 5pm. Sessions are limited to 3 hours per week and must finish by 5pm.  It is recommended to focus on one or two formats per session as all digital transfers are done in real time or slower.  After filling out the form below, a Memory Lab expert will contact you to confirm the requested date/time or suggest other available times.