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Memory Depot

Digitize Your Memories Last Updated: Jun 29, 2024 11:19 AM

Overview and Getting Started!

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Memory Depot

The Memory Depot is a do it yourself (DIY) station which enables you to digitize materials. The library's Memory Depots are currently located at the Centreville Regional Library, City of Fairfax Regional Library, George Mason Regional Library, Pohick Regional Library, Reston Regional Library and Sherwood Regional Library.

Currently, you can digitize the following formats:

  • Photographic prints, negatives and slides
  • Scrapbooks and other documents
  • VHS and VHS-C video cassettes
  • Audio cassettes
  • Vinyl albums (only at Centreville Regional Library)
  • 3.5" Floppy disks

You will need to bring with you the materials you want to digitize and a USB or external hard drive with sufficient capacity for your materials to be saved digitally! Keep in mind that some of the digital files will not save to large capacity drives. 

Select Orientations to learn about in-person or virtual orientations so that you will know what to expect when you visit a Memory Depot Station!

Select Reservations to sign up for a 3-hour session to use the transfer equipment at one of our Memory Depot locations.

Under Equipment, select Epson Scanner, VHS Video Cassettes, etc. to read step-by-step instructions for every type of digital transfer available at a Memory Depot near you!

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