About the Digital Media Suite


Find out more about the Digital Media Suite

As part of the Ekstrom Library Learning Commons, the Digital Media Suite (DMS) began as a collaboration between Delphi CenterREACH and the University Libraries in order to offer students access to equipment and support for the creation and editing of images, sound and video. Using the latest tools, students can access, analyze, evaluate and create multimedia projects. Specially trained tutors are available to assist users with projects and to offer technical support. Encouraging and supporting media and visual literacy in students is a primary goal of the DMS. The ability to understand the power of images and sound is a skill needed for the 21st century. Visual and media literacy transcends disciplines and the DMS provides a multimedia work space for creating projects and assignments regardless of area of study.

Users can create videos, digital images, and podcasts using the latest equipment available. We have seven Mac computers and three PCs available by appointment or drop-in according to availability. 

Computer Resources

Find out more about our computers

Reserve time on a computer

View online tutorials for all our software

Recording Studio

Find out more about our studio

Reserve time in our studio

  • Follow the above link, and select the "Green Screen Studio." 

Equipment for Checkout

Find out about our equipment for check-out

Digital Media Suite Hours

Spring 2018 Hours (Jan. 8 - May 1)


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Digital Media Suite Location

The DMS is located in the Learning Commons on the first floor of the Ekstrom Library East Wing.  It is in Room 114, next to the REACH Computer Resource Center.


Digital Media Suite Hours for Spring 2018


January 8 - May 1

Monday - Wednesday:
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM

10:00 AM - 8:00 PM

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM


12:00 Noon - 5:00 PM


  • Monday, January 15th (MLK Holiday)
  • Sunday, March 11th - Friday, March 16th (Spring Break) 

Close early

  • 8:00pm - Tuesday, May 1st (Last day of finals)


Check Out Policies and Procedures

To checkout Digital Media Suite equipment, users must show their Cardinal Card.  Users must be active students, faculty, or staff at UofL.
  1. All equipment is intended for academic project use only.
  2. Equipment can be checked out for 2 days. If the DMS is not open, it should be returned the next day the DMS is open (i.e., a camera checked out on Thursday or Friday is due Sunday, since the DMS is closed on Saturday).
  3. Equipment must be returned in the same condition and with all accessories, or a fine will be processed to the student account equaling the cost of the damaged/missing item.  This fine will also place a hold on the student account.
  4. Circulation will occur in the DMS using the database and the patron’s Cardinal Card.
  5. Holds can be placed on items currently checked out.  To place a hold on a checked out item, please or stop by.
  6. Patrons with overdue items will be notified by email to return the item.  Patrons with three overdue warnings in one semester will have checkout privileges suspended until the beginning of the next semester.

DMS Studio

The Digital Media Suite houses a studio space designed for high-quality audio and video recording and photography.  This space is provided to support students, faculty, and staff in the creation of audio, video, and images for academic purposes.  Supported by the DMS staff, this studio space is available during our regular hours, and it can be reserved using our online system.

In this space you will find the following equipment:

  • HD video camera
  • Professional-grade shotgun microphone
  • 6 CFL studio lights with softboxes
  • Black, green, and white backdrops
  • Voice activated teleprompter system
  • 2 stools
  • Professional grade computer microphone
  • iMac computer with the full Adobe Creative Cloud suite installed
  • tables and other furniture

Since this space is multipurpose, we do encourage you to reserve it as soon as you know you will need it.  Please use the link below, and select "Green Screen Studio" as the space.

  Reserve the Studio

Digital Media Suite Computers


The Digital Media Suite computers are specially designed and maintained with the most up-to-date software for digital media production.  All the DMS computers have the full Adobe Creative Cloud suite, which includes:

  • Adobe Acrobat DC
  • Adobe After Effects
  • Adobe Animate
  • Adobe Audition
  • Adobe Bridge
  • Adobe Dreamweaver
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe InCopy
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Adobe Muse
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Photoshop Lightroom
  • Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Adobe Media Encoder

The Mac computers also have iMovie and GarageBand.


For use in the DMS, we have additional computer accessories.  These include headphones for all computers, plus splitters to allow multiple people to use headphones at the same time on one computer.  We also have Wacom Intuos Pro digital tablets for drawing or writing on our computers.  

UofL Learning Commons

The Digital Media Suite is part of the services offered for all UofL students in the Ekstrom Library Learning Commons.  Working with the other members, the Learning Commons provides support for a variety of needs across the curriculum of the University.

Digital Media Suite (DMS)

  • Monday-Thursday: 10:00am-9:00pm
  • Friday: 10:00am-5:00pm
  • Sunday: 12:00noon-5:00pm

Phone: 502.852.3787

Email: DMSuite@Louisville.edu

REACH Computer Resource Center (CRC)

  • Mon. - Thu. 8:00am - 8:00pm
  • Fri. 8:00am - 4:00pm
  • Sunday 12:00 noon - 2:00 pm

Phone: 502.852.7569

UofL Libraries Research Assistance and Instruction

  •  Monday-Thursday: 7:30am-2:00am
  • Friday: 7:30am-6:00pm
  • Saturday: 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Sunday: Noon-2:00am

Phone: 502.852.0433

University Writing Center

  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 9 am - 5 pm
  • Tuesday, Thursday, 9 am to 8 pm
  • Saturday, 1 pm to 4 pm
  • Health Sciences Campus: Tuesday, 10-4 pm and Thursday, 9-1 pm

Phone: 502.852.2173

Email: writing@louisville.edu

Website: http://louisville.edu/writingcenter/

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