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Media Production Labs: Introduction

The Glucksman Library Media Production Labs are located on the first floor of the library in The Edge, the hub of digital scholarship - where people are invited to experiment, innovate, collaborate and create, using a suite of emerging technologies.

These bookable, self-service spaces include two Audio Labs (one PC, one Mac) for recording audio presentations or podcasts, and a Greenscreen lab, to record video or experiement with wireless VR headsets (available to borrow from the Makerspace).  These spaces are open to all UL students, faculty, and staff, to use for academic and personal projects. 

An extensive list of loanable equipment such as cameras, tripods, VR headsets, and much more are available to borrow at no charge, to use within the media labs, or to take home. 

Staff in the Makerspace (GL1-035) are available to assist with any technical queries, during makerspace opening hours

Use of these rooms by individuals or groups is by reservation, and for media production purposes only

Please note that these spaces are not fully soundproofed, professional recording studios.

Mandatory Induction Sessions

First time users of the Media Production Labs - both Greenscreen & AV Labs, must complete a mandatory induction prior to first-time use. The induction will go through what is in the spaces, how to use the technologies, the intended purpose of the labs.  On completion of the induction, your ID will be added to the Swipe Access system.

Sessions are held every Tuesday and Thursday morning at 9:30am for 30mins, in the library makerspace (GL1-035), and are bookable here.  If you need to attend an induction but cannot make these sessions, please contact the makerpsace team to arrange an alternative time. 


How to Book the Labs

The Media Prodution labs are self-service use spaces, are available for up to 2hours and must be booked in-advance.  

How to book:

  • Prior to using the labs for the first time, users must complete a mandatory induction
  • Visit Book a Room in the Library - Media Production Labs
  • UL Students and staff can check availability and reserve the labs for a max 2hrs
  • Scrolll down to Media Production Labs
  • Select either the PC or Mac Audio Lab for audio production such as Podcasting, or the Greenscreen Lab for Video production & VR. Room GL1-040 for Greenscreen, GL1-041 for Audio (PC), and GL1-042 for Audio (Mac)
  • Check availability and book as required.  Please note, if you have not completed an induction, the booking will be denied.
  • Your booking request will be mediated and you will receive a booking confirmation/denial to your email address
  • You will need to use your UL ID Card to swipe into the Labs

Opening Hours & Contact Us

The Media Production rooms are intended to be self-service, however assistance is available during library makerspace opening hours in GL1-035.

The media production labs are located on the first floor of the library:

  • GL1-040 Greenscreen Lab
  • GL1-041 - PC Audio Lab
  • GL1-042 - Mac Audio Lab

Enter through the library security gates and turn left. Go through the double doors and take the first door on your left - take the stairs to the first floor and go through door and turn left. Walk through double wooden doors, take the first right, pass out the lift, the three media production labs are on your right. 

Email: for any queries / further information, and details on mandatory induction sessions.



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