The Creative Studio is available for all patrons working on digital media, makerspace, and audio-visual projects. General computing activities such as word processing, web browsing, email, social networking or gaming are discouraged in the Creative Studio.
Certain advanced equipment and software will require additional training before unsupervised usage. Users are responsible for any damage resulting from misuse of the equipment.
Most Creative Studio equipment is available on a walk-in, first come, first served basis. The library may reserve the room for programs.
Creative Studio created content must conform to acceptable community and legal standards.
Due to the creative and collaborative nature of the Creative Studio, there is no guarantee of a silent atmosphere. All Creative Studio visitors are asked to be respectful of each other and of the Library’s conduct policy regarding noise. Users may be asked to leave if they disturb others or engage in destructive or inappropriate behavior.
The Creative Studio closes 15 minutes before the library’s official closing time each day.
The Sound Studio within the Creative Studio may be reserved up to one week in advance for a two-hour reservation slot. This time period may be extended by Library staff if no one is waiting. Reservations will be held for 10 minutes after the designated time. No one may make more than two reservations per week. Reservations are only accepted from Addison Public Library cardholders. Non APL-cardholders are also granted two hours for use of the Sound Studio when the room is available.
Users of the Sound Studio are responsible for leaving the room in a neat and orderly condition. Failure to do so may result in the denial of future requests to use the Sound Studio.