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The Hamilton Public Library’s new “[Digital Media Lab](http://www.hpl.ca/services/digital-media-lab)” spaces at the Red Hill and Terryberry libraries are a great example of libraries continuing to be information commons and with increasing focus upon providing access to digital media tools.
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Have some old VHS tapes you want to digitize? You can do that.
Want to create a short film? You can do that do.
Aspire to be a recording artist? Give it a try.
Want to digital record some beats? That’s included.
Personally, I can’t wait to book some studio time in front of the green screen.
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The labs are open during regular library hours, and users can book an appointment to get assistance with equipment.
The only requirement is to be age 14 or older, with a library card in good standing. Appointments are booked a week in advance.
The only question remaining, who will be the first Jedi?