Studio@Countryside

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Countryside Studio

 

Explore technology, practice your computer skills, and conduct presentations and workshops at the Countryside Maker Studio.

The Studio@Countryside is located in the lobby of the Countryside Library.

 
 
 
 

 Studio Hours

Monday - Thursday

Friday - Sunday

10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

 noon - 4 p.m.


 Equipment & Software

 imac

 COMPUTER & PERIPHERALS

(4) iMacs 

  • OS X “Sierra” 
  • 2.9 GHz Intel Quad-Core i5 | 8 GB RAM 
  • 21.5” display | 1920-by-1080 resolution
  • Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GT 750m
  • SDXC card slot, Four USB 3 ports, Two Thunderbolt ports
  • Apple Magic Mouse and Wireless Keyboard 

 (4) HP ZBook 15 G2 Laptops

  • (2) Windows 10, (2) Windows 7
  • 2.70 GHz Intel Quad-Core i5 | 8 GB RAM
  • 15.6” display | 1920-by-1080 resolution
  • Graphics Card: NVIDIA Quadro K610M
  • SD card slot, TwoUSB 3 ports, One Thunderbolt port

Other Peripherals & Accessories

  • USB SD Card Reader
  • 60" HD Television (HDMI & VGA input

FEATURED SOFTWARE

Adobe Creative Cloud
20+ creative apps available including: Photoshop, Light Room, Premiere Pro, After Effects, Audition, Illustrator, InDesign, Animate CC, Dreamweaver, and Muse.  

Microsoft Office Suite 2013
6 productivity apps available including: Access, Publisher, Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Infopath, and OneNote.

 Creative Cloud Apps
 Office 2013
 

 Studio Guidelines

General Policies

  • The Studio is intended for patrons to utilize the technology housed in the room.
  • Children under 14 years must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.
  • No food or drink is permitted in the Studio.
  • The library cannot provide one-on-one production or recording assistance. 
    • Proficiency in using computers, software, and recording devices is required.
    • Software and equipment problems/issues must be reported to staff immediately. 
  • Occupancy must not exceed ten (10) people.

Using Studio Equipment

  • Files must be saved or exported before the end of the Studio session. It’s recommended to save frequently.
    • Users must bring their own large-capacity storage drives, SD cards, etc. to save their work.
    • All files saved to the library’s computers will be erased after each session upon restarting the computer.
  • Users must bring their own headphones for working with sound, this includes audio for video. 
  • The computer’s own speakers must be muted.
  • Equipment will be inspected as per checklist before and after each session.

Reservation Procedures

  • A 15-minute orientation is required for first-time users.
  • Patrons may reserve time during library’s established Studio operating hours.
  • Studio sessions are 2 hours in length.
    • Sessions include any setup, production, and take down time.
    • Sessions may be extended if no other reservation exists and upon the approval of staff. 
  • Patrons may reserve Studio session time online or by contacting library staff:
  • Studio sessions may be reserved up to two months in advance.
  • Patrons must arrive within 15 minutes after a reservation’s start time. After 15 minutes, the reservation will be canceled.
  • Reservation times will not be extended for late arrivals.
  • Patrons will be required to present photo id (e.g. driver’s license, passport, school id) which will be held by staff for the duration of their session.