Memory Lab

The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Memory Lab

The Memory Lab is a "do-it-yourself" space for the local community to learn how to access, digitize, and share old videos, audio recordings, photographs, and slides. The Lab, located in our South Euclid-Lyndhurst Branch, is open for public use at no charge.

A generous gift from the Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel Foundation has provided the space, equipment, and training to individuals and organizations in the local community to support the preservation of cultural heritage through digitization and storytelling. Visitors to the Memory Lab can record their personal memories, family or organizational histories in a variety of formats, ensuring these important stories are not lost to time.


Before you can use our Memory Lab, you must complete a required orientation session that will acquaint you with our procedures, equipment, and software. Orientation session times are listed in our online event calendar. You do not have to register for orientation sessions. Just drop in during a session to see what our centers have to offer, and to qualify for equipment use:

  ► Memory Lab Orientation Schedule


  • Slide Scanner
  • Photo Scanner
  • Document Scanner
  • VHS to DVD (DVD/VCR combo player)
  • Cassette to MP3
  • Floppy Disk to Digital (external floppy drive)
  • Turntable for digitizing albums and records
  • 8mm film, Super 8mm film, and Hi8 film to Digital
  • BiblioBoard Creator
There are also 2 PCs and 2 Macs available for public use.