Preservation Station

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Preserve, save and share your treasured memories at Preservation Station—a DIY digitization lab.

Located in the Reisterstown Branch, this free do-it-yourself digitization lab gives customers the opportunity to digitize films, tapes and photos, and save to an external hard drive, USB drive or cloud storage for personal archiving.

Professional-grade equipment and software is supplied to digitize the following formats:

  • VHS
  • VHS-C
  • MiniDVs
  • Audio cassettes
  • Floppy discs
  • Slides
  • 35MM negatives
  • Photos (up to 8” by 10”)

Plan Your Visit

Your appointment starts with a brief training session on personal archiving from library staff. Once trained, you can independently work on your project for up to three hours at a time to accommodate real-time transfer of video and audio. Staff remain readily available to assist as needed.

Bring a USB drive or hard drive with enough storage space to store your images, or save to your personal cloud storage.

Make an appointment

Support Preservation Station

Preservation Station is made possible through support from the Foundation for Baltimore County Public Library. Help support the lab by making a tax-deductible contribution online.

Questions about Preservation Station

To learn more about the Preservation Station, contact the Reisterstown Branch.