Reclamation Station

Reclamation Station1

Technology is changing so quickly.  Reclaim your memories in the
Genealogy Department of the Midland Centennial Library!
our Reclamation Station can digitize everything From
old home movies on film or cassette to audio recordings, slides, negatives, and old pictures. 

preserve your history and Share it with a new generation!

  1. Slides and Negatives
  2. Photos
  3. 8mm film reels
  4. VHS and VHS-C Cassettes
  5. Audio Cassettes
  6. 3 1/2" Floppy Disks
  7. 8mm Cassettes


This scanner will save 35mm (photo film & Archive), 127, 126, 110, APS Slides & Negatives, 8mm and Super 8 frames as JPEGs. It will save to SD/SDHC memory card up to 32 GB or a device that will connect through the USB port. Conversion of this media happens in real time. Be prepared to stay with your material to monitor the process.


The user must

  • Be at least 16 years of age. Younger users are welcome to use the Station with an accompanying adult 18+.
  • Be present at all times during the reservation. Converting is ‘real time’ so if it’s a 2-hour VHS, it will take 2 hours, not including the time it takes to burn a file to DVD (about 20-30 minutes per hour of video).
  • Fill out form and leave a photo ID or library card with staff for the duration of the reservation.
  • Abide by copyright laws. The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. The person using this equipment is responsible for any infringement.
  • Understand that any files left on the Station computer will be deleted once your reservation ends.
  • Agree that if your project includes sound, headphones (yours or those provided) must be used at all times.
  • Meet with a staff person before and after the reservation time to determine the condition of the equipment.
  • Agree to put equipment away 30 minutes before the Library closes.
  • Accept full financial responsibility for equipment and agree to pay all costs associated with damage beyond normal wear and tear or loss of equipment and computer while in use, whether caused by inappropriate use or negligence.
  • Please bring your own portable media storage such as a USB drive, SD card, external hard drive, or writable (W or RW) CDs or DVDs.