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StoryLab Creation Stations

Using the StoryLab

Contact Us

604.984.0286 ext. 8139

StoryLab Hours

Hours are subject to staff availability.



Tuesday - Thursday


Friday - Sunday


Logo for StoryLab which includes the NVDPL logo of the corner of three books in a circle. The StoryLab logo has "story" writen in different colours and there are floating colured boxes above the word "lab".

Start Editing at the Creation Stations!

Edit audio, video or images on Mac workstations equipped with a variety of software. Book one of these computers at NVDPL to put finishing touches on your digital projects! We welcome you to the StoryLab to learn, create, and share..

What can I do on the Creation Stations?

  • Edit video

  • Edit audio

  • Edit and enhance photos

  • Create digital art

  • Graphic design

  • Much, much more!

Booking a Creation Station

  1. Request a booking: review the booking guidelines and request a time on our calendar. You can book up to 2 hours a day, but requests must be submitted 48 hours in advance. On the booking form, tell us about your project, your experience level, and any special equipment you'll need. We'll send a confirmation email when your booking is approved!

  2. Plan ahead: You'll need to sign a StoryLab waiver and compete a brief certification at the start of your first booking. Remember to bring something to save your work onto (e.g. USB stick, hard drive). If you forget, USB sticks can be purchased at the Circulation Desk before your booking. Be sure to let us know in advance if you're running late or need to reschedule.

  3. Have fun creating: Arrive on time and check in with the Digital Services Assistant at the StoryLab desk, then get started on your project! StoryLab is a self-directed space but the Digital Services Assistants can help with your certification and offer tips along the way - just ask!

Available Image Editing Software

Available Video Editing Software

  • Adobe Premiere Pro
    Part of the Adobe Creative Suite, allows users to edit video and sound, as well as export in a variety of formats.
    User Guide | Tutorials 

  • Adobe After Effects
    Motion graphics and visual effects software by Adobe.
    User Guide | Tutorials

  • Blackmagic Davinci Resolve
    Professional editing software that includes video colour correction, audio and video editing, vfx compositing, and more.
    Training | Tutorials

  • Final Cut Pro
    Apple's professional and prosumer-level video editing software
    User Guide Tutorials

  • Handbreak
    Open-source transcoder.
    Quick Start

  • iMovie
    User Guide | Getting Started

  • Open Broadcaster Software (OBS) Studio
    Software for video recording and live streaming.
    User Guide | Training

Available Audio Editing Software

Editing Resources

LinkedIn Learning

Patrons of NVDPL who live in the District of North Vancouver have free access to hundreds of useful tutorials and courses for all expertise levels through LinkedIn Learning. Below are some examples of courses offered:




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