Using the Recording Studio
The Recording Studio can be used for digital music generation, photography, filmography & podcasting. You can either use our equipment or bring your own. Our space has some sound proofing however, we ask customers to please use headphones in the amplifier for louder instruments when possible.
Booking the Recording Studio
The Recording Studio is booked on a first-come first-served basis and can be reserved for up to 4 hours per day. Please book the room in advance to ensure you will have enough time to explore and use the space and equipment. Drop-in bookings can also be made at the information desk. There is no cost to book the recording studio.
Rules for Using the Recording Studio
- You must have an active Vancouver Island Regional Library account.
- Removal of the equipment and instruments from the library is strictly prohibited.
- No food or drink allowed in the recording studio.
Film and Photography
- Green Screen
- Two Photo Lights
- Tripods with phone and tablet attachments
- Camera stand
- Standard Microphone and Stand
- Yeti Microphone
- Vocal Booth Recording Panel
- Midi Keyboard
Software (Mac Computer)
- Garage Band
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Is there a cost for the Recording Studio?
No, there is no cost to use the space. If you need to save a project and do not have a USB stick the library has USB sticks for sale for a small fee.
How many people can fit inside the Recording Studio?
The recording studio is limited to 5 people to ensure there is ample space for instruments and other equipment.
How do I book a session?
Submit a booking request online, email firstname.lastname@example.org, call 250-753-1154 ext 251, or see staff at the information desk in the Creativity Commons. Bookings are limited to four hours per day. Longer booking requests will be reviewed on a case by case basis.
Can I get help making my project?
There are staff available in the Creativity Commons whenever it’s open. All of us can get you started with using the equipment, and some of us can provide training on higher-level skills. The library also provides access to online training databases which we can assist you on accessing for more complex requests.