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DIY Tools

ACDL's DIY Labs have wonderful tools to help you with creative projects. All are available on a first come, first served basis unless you have an appointment. We know you might not need a laminator or a Cricut cutter all the time, but they sure come in handy sometimes, so come use ours.

Photo Printing

Available in Both Locations

Edit and print digital photos right from our iMac computers on our high quality Cannon photo printers. ACDL offer 4x6 photo paper for $0.30 per sheet; 5x7 paper for $2.50 per sheet; and 8x10 for $3.00 per sheet.

Have some older photos you want to copy or enhance? Bring them into Ashtabula and start at our scan station to get high quality scans you can take to our photo printers.

Audio & Video Digitization

Available in Ashtabula

Convert audio cassettes, CDs, DVDs, and VHS to their digital equivalents at the Ashtabula Library.

More capabilities being added over time. Patron provides source media and is responsible for respecting copyright law.


Available in Both Locations

The Library's Cricut Explore Air 2 is ready to cut cardstock, vinyl, iron-ons, glitter paper, cork, bonded fabric, and more. The only limitation on your creation is your imagination.

Cricut Design Space® is installed and ready on our DIY iMacs. We have a selection of basic cutters and mats available. Bring your own media (vinyl, cardstock, etc).

Sewing Machine

Available in Ashtabula

If you have something to sew you can actually borrow our sewing machine and take it home.

Our Singer Tradition sewing machines are excellent beginner machines but include all of the basics necessary to satisfy an experienced sewer. The machines offer 97 different stitch applications to choose from; adjustable stitch width; and a buttonhole foot. Basic accessories can be found in the removable storage compartment.


Available in Ashtabula

The Ashtabula Library has a dedicated scan station available that can quickly and easily create high quality scans of documents and images. Users can do some simple editing while scanning. Scan to USB storage, cloud storage, a mobile device, or email. Available formats include PDF, JPG, JPEG, and HTML.

Both locations also have standard scanning capabilities on their copiers.


Available in Both Locations

Lamination is available at both locations for $1.00 per item. Lamination media is provided by the library. It is suggested you call the library ahead of time for large or unusual needs.

Large format (poster) size lamination is available at Ashtabula Public Library.

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