Tech Central’s Media Lab

In Tech Central's Media Lab, high school and adult patrons can create music and videos. This lab makes an excellent home-away-from-home recording studio. The green velvet walls make it the perfect setting for editing backgrounds.

Requirements and Procedures

YPL cardholders may request a room reservation in the Media Lab on our website by visiting Services, 

Lab Uses

  • Practice a musical instrument (YPL can provide a keyboard or acoustic guitar)
  • Record music or a video
  • Take photos using the green screen
  • Conduct an interview


  • Mac Mini recording device and software (Keynote)
  • Four channel mixer
  • iPads and laptops with Audacity, Garage Band, iMovie, Adobe Premiere
  • Keyboard
  • Sony Video Camera (must bring your own SD card)
  • Acoustic guitar


  • Canon digital camera
  • MIDI keyboard
  • Green Screen walls
  • Three high-quality microphones & Blue USB microphone
  • Sony headphones
  • Tripods
  • Two movable stand-alone lights
  • Two chairs and a small table (for interviews)


Media Lab Use Policy

  1. The Media Lab is open to Yonkers Public Library (YPL) cardholders whose accounts are in good standing.
  2. Patrons must be 16 years of age or older to use the Media Lab. 
  3. Patrons must provide a photo ID and must agree to the Media Lab User Agreement.
  4. Patrons can make up to a 2 hour reservation once a week. Reservations will be held for 15 minutes after they are scheduled to begin and will be considered canceled at that time and possibly made available for other use.
  5. All general behavioral guidelines for the Library apply.
  6. Food and drink are not permitted in the Media Lab at any time.
  7. The workspace area of the Media Lab is reserved for patrons working on digital media projects (videos, music, websites, video or photo editing).
  8. The Media Lab is not completely soundproof. Keep volume at a level where it does not disturb other patrons or staff.
  9. Patrons will be held responsible for any damaged or missing items.
  10. Saving work on Media Lab computers is prohibited.  Users must save their work on an external memory source, such as their own SD car  or flashdrive. The Library is not responsible for any work that is unsaved, corrupted, or altered in the Media Lab.
  11. Media Lab users with large files must save, export or transfer large projects to external devices prior to closing. Allow ample time to save, export, transfer large files, or process your files. 
  12. Media Lab users may not install or download software or upgrades on library computers. To suggest software, downloads and upgrades, please see Library Staff.
  13. The Library is not responsible for any valuables left unattended.
Policy Type
Download Policy