The Hub: KPL’s New Digital Lab

May 15, 2014 12:49:31 PM


Kalamazoo, MI –

Kalamazoo Public Library is proud to announce the opening of our latest service to patrons, The Hub, KPL’s new digital lab! The Hub offers patrons the opportunity to preserve the past and create the future by providing hardware and software to digitize and edit photos and video, preserve old LPs, cassettes or VHS tapes, produce podcasts, videos, music, animation and so much more! The Hub provides popular software and hardware necessary for most digital projects. A complete list of services, hardware and software can be found at

Grand Opening Ceremony

The public is invited to attend the opening ceremony of The Hub. There will be a ribbon cutting, tour and cake.

Date: Tuesday, May 27
Time: 5:30 pm
Location: KPL Central - 315 South Rose Street, 3rd floor
Contact: Kevin King -

“Kalamazoo Public Library recognizes that we live in a digital world,” said Kevin King, Head, Branch and IT Services. “Digital literacy is critical to the success of the citizens of our community. Providing our patrons free, equal access to the latest technology and software is a top priority for KPL.”

The addition of The Hub is also a key extended service of KPL’s Local History department. A large majority of KPL’s patrons utilize the services of Local History to research their family tree, find historic photos of Kalamazoo and locate old records or articles. The Hub will provide these patrons the opportunity to preserve their past by digitizing old photos, slides, and videos so that they may be shared with others via current technology.

The Hub is open Tuesdays, 3 - 8 pm and Thursdays, 10 am - 3 pm. Walk-ins are welcome but reservations are suggested. KPL patrons may reserve a station at Trained staff will be on-hand to assist patrons.

The Hub is a service for Resident KPL borrowers only.

Funding for The Hub was allocated from the library’s endowment fund, several gifts to the library including the generous support of Major General and Mrs. John S. Patton, through the Clarence L. Miller Local History Fund; and the library’s capital budget.

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