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Digital Media Lab 

Geisel Library's Digital Media Lab (DML) is a space for media creation and editing that is open to all UC San Diego faculty, staff, and students. It is located in the Geisel East Commons, on the 2nd floor. The DML offers the Adobe Creative Cloud suite and software for 3D modeling (Blender, Solidworks, Sketchup) and photogrammetry (Agisoft Pro/Standard). 

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

Regular Hours and Reservations 

The DML is usually open for self-service when the Library is open. 

Reserve a computer  

Equipment & Software

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

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

Access to the equipment is free but requires a current UC San Diego Single-Sign-On (SSO)/AD account.

The DML also has a VHS player, a Blu-ray/DVD player, and a record player for viewing/listening to library media collections.

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.


The Digital Media Lab (DML) provides computing and multimedia resources to support of the University's mission of teaching and research. DML users are expected to understand and comply with all federal and state laws, as well as University and Library policies. DML users are liable for any and all activities they conduct while in the facility. 

Food and drink are not allowed in this space. 

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.