The Five Forks Learning Lab, located at the Five Forks branch, provides access to software and equipment for video, music, photography, and design projects. If you are a videographer, graphic designer, or even a future rock star, the Learning Lab has the software and equipment to turn your vision into a reality. With the technology in the Learning Lab, you can create and share music, podcasts, movies, and photo albums. You can design brochures, e-newsletters, business logos, and flyers. You can film, edit and upload interviews for genealogy projects. Your imagination is the architect in the Five Forks Learning Lab.

Learning Lab staff can provide assistance with equipment and/or software. One-on-one instruction is available with advanced reservations through our Book A Librarian service.

Equipment provided at the Five Forks Learning lab:

  • 27″ iMacs
  • Microphone and Stand
  • Headphones with Splitters
  • Elgato Video Capture & VHS Player
  • EPSON Perfection V500 Photo Scanner
  • Canon Digital Camera
  • Camera Tripod
  • Interview Green Screen
  • Bamboo Splash Digital Drawing Tablet
  • Shotgun Microphone
  • Apogee Electronics
  • Keyboard
  • Tape Express +: Portable Tape-to-MP3* Converter
  • Profile Pro: Digital Conversion Turntable with Aux Input
  • Akai MPD-26 USB Midi Drum Controller
  • Tascam DR 40 4 Track Handheld Digital Recorder
  • Vidpro XM-88 Professional Video and Broadcast Unidirectional Condenser Microphone Kit

The provided software for the Learning Lab can also be found at the link below.

Learning Lab Software

Reservations are preferred, but walk-in access may be permitted if Learning Lab is not in use. The Five Forks Learning Lab provides two stations that may be individually reserved. The Lab accommodates up to 6 people. Depending on need and availability, it is also possible to reserve both stations simultaneously. The Learning Lab may be accessed by GCPL card holders in good standing who are 13 years of age and older. A reservation is for two hours; a one-hour extension is permitted if no one is waiting. Reservations will be held for 15 minutes. After that, the Learning Lab may be made available.

The Lab is available during regular Five Forks Branch hours. For availability information, please visit our reservation site. Customers are encouraged to bring personal external storage devices. Our 4GB USB flash drives are available for purchase for $3.00 and our 8GB flash drives are $6.00. Personal devices (such as guitar, keyboard or external hard drive) should connect via Firewire or USB.

Additional Learning Labs are located at the Lilburn and Hamilton Mill branches.