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C-Lab logoWelcome to the C-Lab

The C-Lab is Cranston Public Library's space for learning, exploring, and experimenting with technology. The C-Lab offers structured classes, innovative programs, one-on-one technology assistance (by appointment), and open hours where the public can drop in.

Open Tech Time

Tuesdays & Thursdays
2:00 - 4:00 PM
Central Library in the C-Lab
Drop in anytime between 2:00 - 4:00 PM and receive help with:

  • Learning how to use a computer
  • Navigating your smartphone, tablet, or even older phone
  • Practicing what you learned in one of our computer classes
  • Writing a basic resume or cover letter
  • Using our Media Preservation Station (convert VHS tapes, cassettes, and vinyl to CD or digital file)
  • Applying for a job online
  • Learning how a 3D printer works.

No appointment necessary. First come, first serve.
We do our best to help everyone. If we don't know the answer to your question,  we will point you in the right direction.
Laptops are available for use.

For more information, call 401-943-9080 x3 or email us at c-lab@cranstonlibrary.org (opens email)

Media Preservation Station

The library offers preservation services for VHS tapes, cassettes, and vinyl records. Come to Open Tech Time to learn more about the process or check out the below FAQ's for more information:

 One-on-one Technology Help Appointments

Can't make it to a Computer Class or Open Tech Time? Book a 1 hour one-on-one technology help appointment with Katherine, the Emerging Technologies Librarian.

Call 401-943-9080 x3 or email kboden@cranstonlibrary.org (opens email) 

Virtual Technology Help

Lulzbot Taz Workhorse 3D Printer (1) Roxio VHS to DVD Converter
Lulzbot Mini 3D Printer (1) Ion Audio Tape 2 PC
Audio-Technica AT-LP60-USB Automatic Stereo Turntable (1) Dell Latitude 3540 Laptops with Windows 10 (12)
Epson Perfection V600 Photo & Negative Scanner  American Button Machine
Google Cardboard (3)  zSpace 3D Computers (2)


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