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Digital Media Lab

This guide is to help you learn how to create digital media projects

Workshops & Events

Library Makerspace: Digital Media Lab


Who We Are

The Cal Poly Humboldt Makerspace is here to help you create video, audio, photo, and web-based projects. The Makerspace computer lab has software and computers that are great for video editing and other projects that require processing power. Available whenever the library is open, this lab is located in room 122 in the far southeast corner of the first floor to the left of the ITS Help Desk and the printers.

We also have digital media equipment available at the checkout desk which students, staff and faculty can borrow for 3 days. We also offer in-person SkillShops and online at-your-own-pace Canvas SkillShops to help you with a variety of projects, from video to academic posters. And everything is free!

Use the menu links (left side on desktop, top of the page on mobile) to visit the pages for different types of resources available, including equipment, software recommendations, tutorials and SkillShops, and more. Or jump straight to the guide for the type of project you're working on:


  • Borrow DSLRs, camcorders, 360-degree cameras, tripods, and more!


  • Borrow USB mics, lapel mics, shotgun mics, and digital recorders to capture quality audio.


  • Work with physical making, including 3D printing, music editing, collage, zine-making, vinyl cutting and more.

Virtual reality (VR)

  • Borrow our Meta Quest headsets to explore at home or use our VR Station to create your own project.




Creating closed captions

Creating Slide presentations

If you have any questions about these projects or the equipment we have available for you to use, we're are happy to help! Contact us at makerspace@humboldt.edu. Or contact Tim Miller, Digital Media & Learning Librarian - twm2@humboldt.edu - 707.826.4959

Off-campus Software Access

If you are looking for off-campus access, you can remotely access campus computers (instructions below) or consult our guide to open source and free software.

Off-campus Software Access

You can access most of the software available on campus computers from off-campus using the Virtual Lab (VLab). This includes MS Office, Adobe Creative Cloud, Camtasia, and many more programs that would otherwise be expensive to purchase. If you are having issues accessing these services, visit the ITS System Status page to make sure they are working properly.

VLab (all computers with internet access) allows you to login to a virtual desktop that includes software typically available in Cal Poly Humboldt computer labs (current list of VLab software). Does not require any connection software.

Contact Us

Tell us your ideas! We'd love to learn how we can help you with your next project. If you have purchase suggestions, tutorial or workshop requests, need a space or want to meet up with others to share ideas: let us know!

Makerspace Spaces