IMPORTANT: All NBPL locations will be closed on Monday, February 18 in honor of Presidents Day.

Media Lab Hours

Monday - Thursday
10:00am - 8:00pm

Friday - Saturday
10:00am - 5:00pm

12:00pm - 4:00pm

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Shape Your Sound

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The Sound Lab is equipped with the hardware and software to suit your audio needs, be it editing an album or recording.

The Sound Lab includes an iMac computer station, Universal Audio Apollo Quad, ProTools 11, Axiom 49 MIDI keyboard, M-Audio M-Track Plus, an Audio Technica AT2020, AT4047MP and Shure SM57 Microphone, and a Fender Super Champ XD amplifier. 

Media Lab Use Policy

Need to know what you need to use the Media Lab? The Media Lab Use Policy is available online to answer any question you may have.

If you have further questions, please contact the Central Library Reference Desk at 949-717-3860.

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The Media Lab located on the lower level of the Central Library and offers customers access to specialized software and equipment for digital audio and visual production. 

Notice to Media Lab Users
Beginning February 4, 2019,

Media Lab Hours extend to 8 pm Monday through Thursday.
Media Lab hours reduce to 4 pm on Sundays.

The Media Lab closes at 7:30 pm on February 13.


Feeling Creative?



Want to build a website? Design a marketing campaign? Update your business card? Edit a movie? The computers in the Media Lab are equipped to meet your needs.

For a comprehensive list of available software, please visit our
What Can You Do in the Media Lab? page.


Make a Reservation

*Starting Monday, February 8, Sound Lab reservations change from 4 hours to 2 hours* 
Reservations are recommended but not required.
For more popular stations, like the Sound Lab, we encourage reservations.  



The Media Lab is available thanks to a generous donation from the 
Newport Beach Public Library Foundation



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Need help with software? Want to learn new skills? offers online training for all different types of software including Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, business software, web development programs and more!

Access to Lynda is available to all NBPL cardholders from home or any other location.