For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org
What can I do in the studio?
Book your time in the multimedia studio and get started creating! All new users must complete an orientation with TPBL staff and sign the Studio Use Agreement Form. Email email@example.com to reserve
The studio is also available for online meetings or virtual appointments via Zoom, WebEx, or other video conferencing software. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve
Book the Piano
Book your time with the full-size 88-keyboard Roland FP-30X digital piano. Practice in private with headphones or use the Bluetooth connection to stream music through the piano speakers or headphones and play along with your favourite artists. Recording via USB also available. Check out the in-studio collection of beginner piano lesson books, sheet music, and other resources to get started! All new users must complete an orientation with TBPL staff and sign the Studio Use Agreement Form. Email email@example.com to reserve
|Have you ever thought you might have the next great podcast idea? Here's your chance to get started! We'll cover trends in podcasting, how to choose a topic and find your niche, finding the right format for you, and more. This program is open to adults and youth|
|Once you've chosen a topic, format, and the perfect name, what's the next step? Recording! Attend this session to learn about audio recording basics, what equipment is available for your use in Studio 216, and how to get your pod online. Attendance at Part 1 of this series is not required. This program is open to adults and youth|
- Lenovo ThinkPad P17 Gen 1
- Dell UltraSharp U2720Q 4K UHD 2160p monitor
- Logitech MX Master 3 mouse & MX keys
Audio/Video Recording Equipment
Room Furniture & Set Up
UI & UX
The Thunder Bay Public Library provides patrons access to audio and video recording, creation, and editing equipment and software. The studio and its equipment are available to all adult and youth Library members with a valid Thunder Bay Public Library card. Studio users must complete an orientation with staff and sign the Studio Use Agreement at their first booking.
To book time in the studio, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your requested times/dates. We will respond to confirm your reservation or suggest alternate times if the studio is unavailable. All first-time studio users must complete an orientation and sign the Studio Use Agreement
The patron who made the reservation and signed the Studio Use agreement must be present during the entire length of the reservation
All new users must complete an orientation with TBPL staff and sign the Studio Use Agreement. Staff are available for limited assistance. Please remember that you are scheduling use of the equipment, software, and space; not reserving a one-on-one guide
In the Studio
Studio users are responsible for returning the space to its original condition by the end of their reserved time. Saving of work and clean-up times must be completed within the allotted studio session time. Failure to do so may limit future use of the studio
The recording studio is sound-treated but is not sound-proof. If patrons using the recording studio are too loud, they will be asked to lower the volume to a level that does not cause a disturbance to other library patrons
Studio equipment may not leave the studio space. Library staff will check the status of all equipment at the start and end of patron reservations. TBPL will hold studio users responsible for damaged or missing Library equipment
Library staff reserve the right to enter the studio at any time
Food and most drinks are not allowed in the studio. Water is permitted in closed-lid containers
Patrons may bring their own recording equipment and/or instruments to use in the recording studio, but TBPL is not responsible for any damages or loss to patron owned property. Library staff must approve all patron-supplied materials in order to reduce risk to other patrons or damages to the equipment
Connecting outside equipment directly to the studio computer or installation of any software without receiving prior approval is prohibited. If an instrument or equipment is determined to be too loud for use, patrons will be asked to discontinue use. Please note also that space within the studio is limited
Patron materials and/or equipment may not be stored in the multimedia studio. The library assumes no responsibility for items left in our facility. Patrons are responsible for personal belongings. Nothing may be attached to walls, floors or ceiling in the recording studio. Food is not permitted in the studio. Closed lid drinks are permitted in assigned spaces only
Copyright and Your Content
The library does not make claim to any ownership, rights, or intellectual property of anyone using the studio to create content. Furthermore, it is the responsibility of the customer, not that of TBPL, to adhere to federal copyright laws.
The studio cannot be used to create content that is:
- Prohibited by provincial or federal law;
- Unsafe, harmful, dangerous or poses an immediate threat to the well being of others;
- Obscene or otherwise inappropriate for the Library environment;
- In violation of another’s intellectual property rights
We are Library staff and not multimedia experts, so we are learning as we go! We will do our best to get you started and direct you to the best tutorials and resource guides, but please remember that you are booking the space and access to equipment, not an expert guide to the tech.
Not at this time.
No. You are booking the room and equipment for use. Completing your projects is entirely up to you!
Yes. The Library does not make claim to any ownership, rights, or intellectual property of anyone using the studio to create content. Furthermore, it is the responsibility of the customer, not that of TBPL, to adhere to federal copyright laws.
No. We regularly clear the the studio computer of all non-Library files. Please make sure to save your work on an external hard drive or cloud-based service at the end of your session.
Yes, all patrons wishing to use the studio must complete an orientation with TBPL staff. It will address equipment and resources in the studio, studio usage guidelines, and signing the usage agreement.
Due to the size of the room, only groups of up to five people may book the studio at this time.
Please email email@example.com or call 624-4204
There is no fee for individuals or non-profit organizations.
The Thunder Bay Public Library is grateful for support from the J. P. Bickell Foundation to purchase equipment for Studio 216