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Oakes Room Creator Space (Victoria Avenue Library) Capacity: 5

Oakes Room Creator Space


The Oakes Room Creator Space is a bookable room at the Victoria Avenue Library where you can:

PLAY musical instruments such as electronic drums, digital piano, software synthesizers with AKAI MPC Mini MIDI controller, acoustic and electric guitars, and ukulele. 

PRODUCE spoken word audio, podcasts or music using our Scarlett 18i20 USB interface, AKG K52 headphones, Yamaha HS5 monitors, Shure MV7x microphones, Audio-Technica AT-2035 microphone, and GarageBand or Logic Pro Digital Audio Workstation software. Edit video using iMovie or Adobe Premiere.

CRAFT your own clothing, handbags, or whatever textile project you can imagine using our Brother SE1900 sewing and embroidery machine, Juki MO-110, and Addi Express King Size knitting machine. Perform specialty cuts with our Cricut Explore Air 2 digital design cutter. Create a 1", 2.25" or 3" button made with our button makers.

DESIGN beautiful documents, web graphics or whatever graphic design project you can imagine using our graphic design workstation featuring Adobe Creative Cloud software and Wacom DTK-1660 digital drawing tablet.

DIGITIZE your 3" and 5" reels of 8mm film, slides, audio cassettes, vinyl records, photographs and documents using our digitization tools, including our Epson FastFoto 680W photo and document scanner.

Please be aware that VHS digitization is now available again. We can also help you with VHS-C, MiniDV, and Video8 tapes.

You can book up to 3 hours in the Creator Space with an Adult, Teen, or Temporary Niagara Falls Public Library card or an Educator card in good standing. Choose your timeslot using the calendar below or drop into any Niagara Falls Public Library branch for in-person help with booking. If you are a non-resident and would like to inquire about booking time in the space, please email

Your room booking does not include staff assistance with equipment in the Creator Space. If you do not know how to use the equipment, you will need an appointment with a staff member in addition to your room booking in order to get help. For help with digitization appointments, please click on the button below. For all other appointment inquiries, please email

Book a Digitization Appointment

You can book a digitization appointment at least 3 days in advance of available appointment times or inquire by email about booking an appointment for help with any of the other equipment at

When you arrive for your booking, check-in at the Customer Service desk, where library staff can verify your library card information, unlock the room for you, and check out headphones, microphones, or a camcorder and tripod if you need these for your booking. Please note that the room and any equipment that has been checked out are your responsibility for the duration of your booking. Please let library staff know when you have finished your booking or if you need to leave the room unattended for any period of time so that they can lock up behind you. You will be billed for any lost or damaged items.

Accessible Seat/Space
Power Available


4848 Victoria Avenue, Niagara Falls, ON (corner of Victoria Avenue and Morrison Street). There is free parking off of Buckley Avenue south of Morrison Street.

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