Fall 2021: What to know about using the Mina Rees Library.

Research Guides

Technology in the Library

Digital Studio

The Digital Studio, located near the reference desk on the 2nd floor of the library, consists of three workstations with a variety of media playback and recording equipment (see table below). Borrow headphones and remote controls at the circulation desk.

Before using equipment, please note:

  • Observe copyright law.
  • Bring your own flash-drive or blank CD/DVDs to store any digitized files you create.

Digitization Equipment

Equipment Features How To/User Guides
Blu-ray Player Plays DVDs and Blu-ray discs User Guide
VHS & DVD Player/Recorder Plays VHS & DVDs. Converts VHS tapes to DVDs, and vice versa. User Guide
Audio Digitization Station Plays and digitizes audio cassettes and vinyl. Change Import Settings
Burn CDs or DVDs

How to Digitize Audio Cassettes/LPs

The PDFs below describe how to digitize cassettes and LPs and, after digitization is complete, how to convert AIFF files with iTunes. After digitizing your analog file, you will need to save to a DVD/CD or flash drive.

How to Copy from VHS to DVD

This PDF details how to copy VHS tapes onto DVDs in the Graduate Center Library.