You can now tour the Memory Depot from the comfort of your own home!
You may still find an in-person orientation to be helpful, but please take advantage of these videos to familiarize yourself with how to use the VHS Transfer Station and the Scanner Station. Details about in-person orientations will return.
Remember, the Memory Depot is a do it yourself (DIY) station, so we strongly recommend that you sign up for an orientation or watch our Virtual Orientation videos before registering for a session at the Memory Depot. Customers with very limited technology skills may want to consider bringing a friend or family member to help them.
When you sign up to use the Memory Depot, you will be signing up to use one station at a time. You can register for a session to use either the Scanner Station for photographs, slides, negatives and other archival documents or to use the VHS Transfer Station for VHS or VHS-C cassettes or to use the 3.5" Floppy Disk Transfer Device to digitize floppy disk documents or to use the Audio Cassette Transfer Device to digitize audio cassettes. Reservations are limited to one session per day and no more than two per week; reservations may be booked as many as 30 days ahead of time.
If you need any assistance, don't hesitate to contact a branch directly.
CE: Call the Centreville Information Desk at 703-830-2223, ext. 4.
FX: Call the Virginia Room Information Desk at 703-293-6227, ext. 6.
GM: Call the George Mason Information Desk at 703-256-3800, ext.4.
PO: Call the Pohick Information Desk at 703-644-7333, ext. 4.
SH: Call the Sherwood Information Desk at 703-765-3645, ext. 4.
If you need to step away from the computer, click on the image of the clock and select Lock PC in the Personal Session Manager box. This will prevent anyone from trying to access the computer while you aren't sitting there. When you return, sign-in with the number and password on your guest pass to unlock the computer. If you have any questions, please ask a staff member. Minimize the Personal Session Manager box again to continue working.
You will get 40 minute, 20 minute and 10 minute warnings as your session draws to a close. Wrap up your project! We cannot extend your time. Close any open program or browser windows on the computer when you are finished.
As part of the Library’s mission of providing access to information of all types, use of the Memory Depot is open to all library users. Please read this policy prior to using the Memory Depot equipment. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THESE TERMS, DO NOT USE THE MEMORY DEPOT EQUIPMENT.
Subject to this Acceptable Use Agreement, you may use the Memory Depot to convert legacy video and photographic material to current formats for personal, non-commercial purposes. You may not use the Memory Depot to reproduce any content if reproduction would infringe the property rights of any party. The Library assumes no responsibility and you assume all risk regarding the determination of whether your reproduction of material using the Memory Depot may infringe on the property rights of another. Use of the Memory Depot equipment is self-service and at your own risk. The Library is not responsible for any damages that may occur to a user’s equipment or materials in connection with his or her use of library equipment. Further, the Library makes no representations or warranties regarding equipment use or performance.
Failure to comply with these acceptable uses will result in loss of equipment privileges at the Fairfax County Public Library.