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User Services : George E. Whitesel Multimedia Lab

Welcome to the Houston Cole Library's User Services Page

Contact the Media Lab

Contact the Multimedia Lab by calling 256.782.8494.

Hours of Operation

Day Time
Monday - Thursday 7:30 AM - 10:30 PM
Friday 7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday 3:00 AM - 10:30 PM


For assistance when the Lab is closed, call 256.782.5758 or go to the Circulation Desk in the Lobby.

Multimedia Lab furniture equipment

Welcome to the Houston Cole Library's Multimedia Lab

Welcome to the George E. Whitesel Multimedia Lab. The Lab is located on the 6th floor and is named in honor of a former librarian whose office was on this floor. The Lab provides access to a variety of software and audio-visual equipment. Please see the following lists of examples of the resources available to you in the Lab.

Available Software

  • Chrome
  • Firefox
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Excel (MS)
  • OneNote (MS)
  • PowerPoint (MS)
  • Publisher (MS)
  • Skype
  • Word (MS)
  • Acrobat (PDF Creation)
  • After Effects (Cinematic Visual Effects and Motion Graphics)
  • Animate (Vector Graphics and Illustration)
  • Audition (Audio Recording, Mixing, and Restoration)
  • Bridge (File/Asset Manager)
  • Character Animation (2D Animation)
  • Dimension (2D and 3D Compositing Design Tools)
  • Dreamweaver (HTML Editor)
  • Fireworks (Screen Design)
  • Flash Builder (App/Game Development)
  • Fuse (3D Modeling)
  • Illustrator (Vector Graphics/Illustrations)
  • InCopy (Text Styler/Editor)
  • InDesign (Document/Publication Design)
  • Lightroom (Photo Editing)
  • Photoshop (Image Editing and Composition)
  • Premiere (Video and Film Editing)

Available Equipment

  • Cameras (Digital, GoPros, and Video)
  • Computers (PCs and Macs)
  • Guitar
  • Keyboard
  • Laptops
  • Sound Recording Gear
  • Tripods
  • Turntables
  • Ukuleles
  • Webcams