For the safety of our patrons and with a continued effort to “flatten the curve," all Athens Regional Library System branches in Athens-Clarke, Franklin, Madison, Oconee and Oglethorpe counties will remain closed until such time that it is deemed safe to reopen to the public. Library staff remain on the job  serving our communities virtually.  Please feel free to contact us at http://athenslibrary.org/homepage/regional-information/contact-us if you have any questions regarding library service during this time. We will update the community as more information becomes available.

Converting Your Media to Digital at the Library

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The Athens-Clarke County Library provides equipment and training for converting analog formats (VHS tapes, slides, negatives, LPs, audio cassette, and print documents) to digital formats.

  • Please remember that copyright laws apply to many commercial products.
  • Library staff can train you in using the equipment and assist you in the process; however, you are responsible for doing the work. 
  • You must have a place to store your digitized content, e.g., a flash drive, DVD, cloud space such as Flickr or Youtube, etc.  
  • There is no charge to convert your content. 
  • If you have a digitization need not listed here, please let us know.
  • The Heritage Room and DMC both offer training by appointment. While the DMC provides creative technology support, the Heritage Room serves as a resource for guidance on archiving family histories, genealogy, and local history. If you have questions about preserving your family's history, please contact Heritage Room.
  • Scanning at the 2nd Floor Epson Public Scanners is available during all regular library hours.  
  • Video:
    • VHS / VHS-C to DVD Conversion (or Digital)
      • DMC by appointment
  • Audio:
    • Audio cassettes to digital 
      • DMC by appointment 
    • LPs to digital (33 1/3 RPM)
      • DMC by appointment 
  • Photographic formats
    • 35mm slides to digital
      • DMC by appointment
      • Heritage Room by appointment
      • Epson Public Scanners (2nd Floor)
    • 35mm negatives to digital 
      • DMC by appointment
      • Heritage Room by appointment
      • Epson Public Scanners (2nd Floor)
    • 120mm negatives to digital
      • Epson Public Scanners (2nd Floor)
    • 220mm negatives to digital
      • Epson Public Scanners (2nd Floor)
  • Printed Materials

Personalized training is available through the Heritage Room and the DMC