Digitization Stations

Digitization Stations

Description & Location

Preserve your memories by digitizing your old photographs, slides, negatives, video tapes, vinyl records or tape cassettes with our digitization equipment.

Available at Westside Learning Lab & Downtown Kelowna Library Branch, Vernon Branch, Golden Branch, Revelstoke Branch, and at Lumby Branch.

Get Started


Digitization Station Video Tutorials

Watch our tutorials 

The Digitization Stations are available for all ORL cardholders to use. Please watch these to learn  more about the equipment you want to use: https://my.nicheacademy.com/orlbc/course/25673.

Fill out these forms

You must agree and adhere to ORL’s Makerspace Guidelines.

What to bring

You are responsible for bringing your own USB personal storage device (USB stick/thumb drive) to save your work.

If you are using a digitization station that required ear buds or headphones please bring your own. We will not be lending headphones at this time


Ready? Book a Digitization Station!

Image links Spaces, Maker Station booking website

Browse and reserve our maker stations and tools

Go to Spaces, our online booking calendar, to browse and reserve our maker stations and tools. You will be asked to create a Spaces account (and confirm your email address) in order to complete your first booking request. 

Online reservation is available for maker stations at the Westside Learning Lab, Downtown Kelowna Branch, Lumby Branch, and Vernon Branch.  Please contact Golden Branch or Revelstoke Branch directly to book this maker station.

Equipment Available*

If you’re digitizing….

You will be using...

Photographs, Photo Negatives, Slides 35mm

Epson Perfection V800 flat-bed scanner

Audio cassette tapes

Ion Tape-2-PC cassette player

Vinyl (33, 45, and 78)

Ion Max Turntable Record Player (33, 45 & 78 compatible)

Camcorder tapes — Digital 8, 8mm, Mini DVD

Elgato Video Capture RCA to USB adapter

Note: You will need to supply your own Digital 8 / 8mm / Mini DVD camcorder or player, power and A/V cords

VHS video tapes (NTSC/Region 1)

VCR Player

Elgato Video Capture RCA to USB adapter

*Equipment may vary by library branch.



Help and Training

Staff may be available for troubleshooting during your booked session with a digitization station, but it is expected you will use the equipment and software you need for your project and work independently. 

View our Digitization Guides (in PDF): 


Policies & Guidelines

When using an ORL Makerspace, please follow these rules (PDFs):

To use an ORL Makerspace independently, all makers must:

  • Complete a Maker Waiver
  • Verify your identity to staff with valid library card and photo ID.

You'll need a library card to use our maker tools. Get a card.