What is the Mobile Memory Lab?

The Memory Lab provides equipment for digitizing home movies and scanning photographs and slides. It's a Do-It-Yourself (DIY) model, meaning we provide step-by-step instructions, but you control the process from start to finish.



Print photos  →   digital images (jpeg)
Slides  →   digital images (jpeg)
VHS tapes  →   digital movies (mp4)
VHS tapes  →   DVDs
Cassette tapes  →   CDs
Cassette tapes  →   digital soundtracks (wav or mp3)

Record your story or conduct an interview using our microphone and Audacity software. Check out our Oral History Brochure for more information.

Upcoming Demo Classes

Join us for a demo class to learn more about this exciting new service! Please call 708.926.7024 to register.

Monday, March 19 at 7 pm

Upcoming Open Lab Sessions

Attend an open lab to get hands-on experience with the equipment! Please call 708.926.7024 to register.

Wednesday, March 7 at 7 pm
Monday, April 16 at 7 pm
Wednesday, May 9 at 7 pm



  • Epson Scanner
  • Toshiba VHS to DVD converter
  • Elgato VHS to DVD converter
  • iOn Tape 2 PC converter
  • Microphone


  • Audacity: audio editor and recorder
  • Elgato Video Capture
  • EZ Vinyl Tape Converter
  • Desktop Burning Gadget