About the SLO DIY Memory Lab

Do-it-yourself Memory Labs are spaces where the public can come in and use state-of-the-art and rare equipment provided by public libraries to work on personal archiving projects. The SLO Library Lab located on the 2nd floor, has available machines that digitize VHS and paper or photo documents to your USB flash drive or portable hard drive.


Using the Memory Lab

Attendance at an orientation, user agreements, and a current SLO County library card are required before scheduling a DIY work appointment. After attending an orientation, patrons can schedule their workday/time with the Adult Services Librarian.

The required forms are available below. These forms can be downloaded and printed so you can fill them out in advance, or you can request copies of these forms at the SLO Library.




Public orientation dates can be found on the library's online calendar. Please use the event link below and register to attend:

Memory Lab Orientation Classes

The lab is located on the 2nd floor, of the SLO library. You will be introduced to the basics of VHS to MP4 digitalization, and Magazine or Photo scanning. Attendance at an orientation and use agreements are required before scheduling a DIY work appointment. Registration is preferred due to limited space.


Branch Manager: Michael Badalamenti

Information: 805-781-5991




Tuesday 10-6

Wednesday 10-6

Thursday 9-5

Friday 1-5

Saturday 9-5


Contact Information

995 Palm Street

San Luis Obispo CA



Branch Manager: 805-781-5783

Circulation: 805-781-5991

Reference: 805-781-5989

Children's: 805-781-5775




County Supervisor District 5

Debbie Arnold