Memory Lab

Convert your memories to digital files

Your memories are stored in photographs, negatives, slides, VHS tapes and cassette tapes. All of these media degrade over time – and your memories will eventually be lost. At the Dover Public Library you can convert all of those memories to digital files, so that they can live on without deteriorating.

If you are copying VHS or audiocassettes, bring a pair of headphones so that you can hear what you are copying, or you can purchase earbuds for $3.

Photos, negatives and slides

Use our Epson Perfection V600 scanner to scan photos, negatives and slides and convert them into – JPEG, Bitmap, TIFF, PDF files. You can save these files on a thumb drive, or save them in the cloud. You can scan multiple photos, two negative strips, or four slides at a time. The software provides a variety of adjustment modes to improve the quality of your scans.

If you wish to use your own laptop, download the software from

Preview Scanner Instructions

VHS tapes -

We now have equipment that you can convert your VHS tapes to digital files.  

Looking to use the Digital Converter for VHS? The item can now be checked out (you will need your own VCR or borrow ours as well)

CDs & DVDs

Borrow our CD/DVD drive that connects via USB to your computer

3.5" Floppy Disks

Borrow a 3.5" floppy drive that connects via USB to your computer

How to reserve the equipment

Fill out this form to pick your day and time!

Dover Public Library