Memory Lab

Memory Lab

Do you have boxes of old photographs in storage? Home movies on VHS or film? Mixed tapes on cassette or favorite records? Have you ever wanted to convert them to an easily stored and sharable digital format?

#Preserve your priceless memories and mementos

Jacksonville Public Library’s Memory Lab is available to library card holders for self-directed use (don’t worry, we’ll help), during regular library hours, in Special Collections on the fourth floor of the Main Library. If you do not have a library card, it takes just two minutes to sign up for FREE online or in-person. Guest passes and non-resident cards are also available for a fee.

#Reserve ahead of time:

Want to make sure a station is available for you when you arrive? Have questions about what to bring? Call us at (904) 255-BOOK to schedule your appointment or for more information. 

You can scan, edit and restore photos, slides, film and documents or convert old VHS tapes, audio cassette tapes and vinyl records using one of our eight easy-to-use digitization stations.

Note: 16mm, 8mm, and Super8 film transfer service and reel-to-reel audio deck are available by appointment only (staff assistance is required).

The Memory Lab was funded under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Florida’s LSTA program is administered by the Department of State’s Division of Library and Information Services.

Book a one-on-one appointment with a Special Collections Librarian at Main Library for services like genealogy research, map tours, and digitizing analog film. These services require the assistance of the friendly and knowledgeable staff in the Special Collections department at the Main Library. Please fill out the form below and a staff person will be in touch soon!

Book a One-on-One Appointment in Special Collections

The Library is closed on Sundays and holidays listed on the Locations & Hours page.

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