Spark! Digital Media Lab

"Spark!" digital media lab

Monday: 1 to 5pm
Tuesday: 11 am to 3 pm
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 11 am to 3 pm
Friday: 1 to 5pm
Saturday: 1 to 5pm
Sunday: Closed

The Spark! Digital Media Lab is a technology learning space located at the Burbank Central Library that brings together the computers, software and other technology used in the media industry to create music, movies, animation, and more. The Lab provides access to specialized equipment, along with opportunities to learn from experts, practice skills and build portfolios.

The Spark! Digital Media Lab is open for in-person services. Equipment is available for use on a first-come, first-served basis.

Visit the Lab

Come try out a Wacom animation tablet, design your own fidget spinner on the 3D printer, create beats with the Maschine, and put it all together with the complete suite of Adobe Creative Cloud software. The Lab includes equipment and software for video and audio production, animation, 3D printing, and more.

Access to the Spark! Lab is for registered Burbank Public Library patrons in good standing. On your first visit, we will give you a brief orientation and an agreement to sign stating you will comply with the Lab Rules. Users under the age of 18 must be in grade 6 or higher and have a parent or legal guardian co-sign the Agreement.

Volunteer opportunities in the Lab are temporarily paused.

Sound Booth  

Do you have a song, podcast or voiceover you want to record? Make a reservation for our new sound booth! To use the sound booth you must first schedule an orientation. Once you have received your orientation you may reserve a 2-hour session in the sound booth. Learn more about the sound booth and schedule an orientation or make a 2-hour reservation.

Getting Started

Subject guides, including resources & tutorials:

With your Burbank Public Library card, you get access to LinkedIn Learning, a collection of self-paced courses in a variety of subjects.

Classes, events and mentoring opportunities will be added to the Library Events Calendar

Start learning from home using these free tools:

  • Blender: a free, open source 3D graphics software
  • TinkerCAD: a free, web-based 3D design program
  • DaVinci Resolve: a free video editing software
  • Audacity: a free, open-source digital audio editing software
  • GIMP: a free, web-based image editing program
  • Canva: a free, web-based design program
  • Codeacademy: a free resource for learning to code

Development of the Spark! Lab was entirely grant funded, with primary funding from Community Development Block Grants distributed by the Burbank City Council. Additionally, this project was supported in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.