TeenHQ Recording Studio

Teens happily tinker with the recording studio equipment at SJPL TeenHQ.


the Studio


Mon-Thu, 10am-8pm
Fri-Sat, 10am-6pm



What is the Recording Studio?

TeenHQ features a private recording booth where music can be produced, recorded, edited and saved. Teens can use the computer and mixing boards outside the studio to produce musical tracks, and a computer inside the studio to record vocals and instruments. The studio is also a great place to record podcasts or other audio projects!

Recent Workshop: Beat-Making


Specific equipment and software for the recording studio include:

Who Can Use the Recording Studio?

The Recording Studio is reserved for use by library customers in middle and high school.

How Can I Use the Recording Studio?

Follow these steps to use the Recording Studio:

  • Contract & Waiver: Complete a Contract and Waiver (PDF, 171KB), including a signature from a parent or guardian.
  • Training: Attend a Recording Studio training before reserving and using the space. Regular trainings will be scheduled by library staff; please check the TeenHQ event calendar for the next available training dates. If you want to learn more about recording, you can also use your library card to access Lynda.com courses online for free.
  • Reservations: Reserve the Recording Studio in advance. Reservations can be made up to four days in advance for one-hour sessions. You may only have one active reservation at a time. Please remember to bring a personal USB to your session to transfer and store your music files.

Your reservation will include use of the production computer, where you can use the mixing boards and production software to create your own music, as well as the use of the Recording Studio to record your vocals and/or any instruments you wish to play.

If you have questions about how to use the equipment or schedule a reservation, please ask a TeenHQ staff member for assistance and review the TeenHQ Recording Studio Policy.

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