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Digital Media Lab 

Geisel Library's Digital Media Lab (DML) is open to all UC San Diego faculty, staff, and students, providing a space for media creation and editing. It is located in the Geisel East Commons, on the 2nd floor. The DML offers software for 3D modelling (Blender, Maya, Inventor, Solidworks, Sketchup), photogrammetry (Agisoft Pro/Standard), video editing (Adobe Premiere), image manipulation (e.g., Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects), sound editing (e.g., Audacity), and basic productivity (e.g., MS Office, web browsers, Adobe Acrobat Pro). 

To see examples of what can be done in the DML view our YouTube channel.

Regular Hours and Reservations 

The DML has now reopened.

Reservations for computers can be made with our online reservation system. 


Equipment & Software

The DML has and Windows PCs and two Wacom drawing tablets (attached to Windows PCs).

An imaging station is equipped with an Epson v600 scanner supporting 35mm negatives and slides and a Dino-Lite USB microscope.

All equipment is free and open to all UC San Diego affiliates. Access requires a current UCSD AD account.

The DML no longer offers 3D printing, but students, faculty, and staff can use 3D printers and more at the UC San Diego Makerspace in the Design & Innovation Building.

Additional information about resources, tools, and other campus services can be found on our Digital Scholarship, Digital Media, Digital Humanities: Digital Media guide.


In support of the University's mission of teaching and research, the Digital Media Lab (DML) provides computing and multimedia resources to the University community. Access to the DML is a privilege conditioned upon compliance with the current Acceptable Use Policies.

Food and drink are not allowed in this space. 

DML users are liable for any and all activities they conduct while in the facility. DML users are expected to understand and comply with all federal and state laws, as well as University and Library policies.

Users must comply with all UC San Diego campus COVID-19 guidelines.

Examples of misuse of this facility include, but are not limited to:

  • Violation of applicable federal or state laws and campus regulations, including but not limited to the transmission of threats, harassment, defamation, obscenity, and pornography; theft of or unauthorized access or use of University resources.
  • Copyright infringement. Be aware that reproduction or distribution of copyrighted works, including, but not limited to, images, text, or software, without permission of the owner is an infringement of U.S. Copyright Law and is subject to civil damages and/or criminal penalties including fines and imprisonment.
  • Storing or processing sensitive data on DML computers, except by explicit agreement with the DML. Sensitive data includes any export-controlled technology, as well as collections of personally identifiable information (PII), healthcare records, human subject data, and certain types of student records.

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