Recording Studios at Denver Public Library

Denver Public Library has several studios throughout the city for customer use. Policies vary slightly, so please check the details for each studio. All studios require a valid Denver Public Library card for use, and there is no food or drink allowed inside any of the recording studios. Studios are available in the following locations:

Hadley Branch Library ideaLAB

Hours

  • Monday - Tuesday: 3 - 7:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday - Friday: 3 - 5:30 p.m.
  • Saturday: 12 - 5 p.m.

Reservations Policy

Reservations can be made up to a week in advance by calling 720-865-0170 or by talking to any staff member.

Session Length

Customers can reserve 1 hour sessions. Sessions can be extended if there are no existing reservations.

Maximum Capacity

3 people are allowed in the studio at any one time.

Equipment

Software

  • Logic Pro X
  • GarageBand
  • Ableton Live
  • Pro Tools Lite

Hardware

  • Focusrite Scarlett 6i6 Audio Interface
  • Akai Professional MPK Mini MKII
  • Yamaha 40 key MIDI keyboard
  • (2) Audio Technica ATH-M20x headphones
  • Audio Technica AT2035 microphone

 

Montbello Branch Library ideaLAB

Hours

  • Monday - Tuesday: 3 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday - Friday: 1 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Reservations Policy

No reservations required. You can make reservations up to two weeks in advance by visiting any information desk at the Montbello Branch Library or by calling us at 720-865-0200.

Session Length

Customers are allowed to use up to 1 hour maximum per day.

Maximum Capacity

5 people are allowed in the studio at any one time.

Equipment

Software

  • Logic Pro X
  • GarageBand
  • Ableton Live
  • Pro Tools Lite

Hardware

  • Focusrite Scarlett 6i6 Audio Interface
  • Akai Professional MPK Mini MKII
  • Audio Technica AT2035 microphone

 

Rodolfo “Corky” Gonzales Branch Library Digital Arts and Media Studio

Hours

  • Monday: 3-7 p.m. (Rehearsal only, no staff assistance)
  • Tuesday: 4-7 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 1-6 p.m.
  • Thursday: 2-6 p.m. (Rehearsal only, no staff assistance)
  • Friday: 3:30-5:30 p.m. (Rehearsal only, no staff assistance)

Reservations Policy

Reservations required. Visit any information desk at the Rodolfo “Corky” Gonzales Branch Library, call us at 720-865-2370 or email at music-studio@denverlibrary.org to check for availability. One on one assistance is available Tuesdays and Wednesdays - please request help when you make your reservation.

Session Length

Sessions are up to 2 hours long. You can have up to six hours on the reservation schedule.

Maximum Capacity

4 people are allowed in the studio at any one time.

Equipment

Software

  • Logic Pro X
  • GarageBand
  • FL Studio

Hardware

  • Focusrite Scarlett 18i8 Audio Interface
  • Casio 61-key Keyboard
  • Roland Octo-pad Drum Synthesizer
  • Akai USB Sequencer
  • Roland 5-piece Electronic Drumset
  • Variety of guitars and basses

 

SM Energy ideaLAB at the Central Library

Hours

  • Monday and Tuesday: 3 - 8 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 3 - 6 p.m.
  • Thursday: 1 - 6 p.m.
  • Friday: 3 - 6 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday: 1 - 5 p.m.

Reservations Policy

The studio in the SM Energy ideaLAB is available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Session Length

Customers are allowed to use up to 1 hour maximum per day.

Maximum Capacity

5 people are allowed in the studio at any one time.

Equipment

Software

  • Logic Pro X
  • GarageBand

Hardware

  • Focusrite Scarlett 2i4 Audio Interface
  • M-Audio KeyRig 49 MIDI Keyboard
  • Electric guitar

 

The Studio in the Community Technology Center, Central Library

Hours

  • Monday, Tuesday: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Saturday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Sunday: 1-5 p.m.

Reservations Policy

Reservations required. You can make a reservation online or call the Community Technology Center (CTC) at 720-865-1706. You can only hold one reservation at a time. This studio is a self-service, independent space. Staff assistance is not available inside the Studio unless you make a one-on-one appointment ahead of time by calling the CTC.

Session Length

Customers are allowed to book up to 2 hours maximum per day.

Maximum Capacity

5 people are allowed in the studio at any one time.

Equipment

Software

  • Logic Pro X
  • GarageBand
  • Ableton Live

Hardware

  • Behringer FCA1616 Firepower Audio Interface
  • Novation Launchkey Mini MIDI Controller
  • Acoustic and electric guitars

The Studio in the CTC also contains a conversion station for transferring analog media like vinyl records, cassette tapes, and VHS tapes to digital formats which can be reserved separately.