The state-of-the-art Lab contains a large display Apple Macintosh computer with the newest version of iOS and iLife, Adobe's Creative Suite 6 (Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Illustrator, InDesign, Flash, Fireworks, and Bridge), and Apple's flagship video editor Final Cut Pro X. The lab also contains a Wacom drawing tablet, a scanner, a photo scanner, a VCR connected for video importing, and a USB Microphone. A maximum of three people can be in the room.
To reserve the Media Lab, contact the Reference Desk
at 309-828-6093 or email .
These powerful tools can have a bit of a learning curve for new users. In order to assist you, the lab has a collection of application-specific books available, as well as this database of instructional videos. To find a video, go to the media lab blog. On the blog, search video topics using keywords in the search bar at the top of the page, or browse the topics located in the sidebar to the left. If you are unable to find a solution, please send an email to with the name of the software, type of project, and short description of the problem. New videos will be added periodically to help with these issues. Additionally, feel free to look through the media lab manual here.