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Saturday, November 30, 2019

Digitize your memory collection at the library

A photo scanner at the library. [FCPL]
You can now convert your old collection of family photos and the like for free at the new Memory Depot at George Mason Regional Library in Annandale.

Memory Depot is a do-it-yourself station for digitizing old photos, videos, scrapbooks, audio cassettes, or other materials. You’ll need to bring an external hard drive, DVD, or a USB flash drive with sufficient capacity.

People interested in using the Memory Depot are encouraged to sign up in advance for an orientation session, Tuesdays at 7 p.m. or Fridays at 10 a.m. Sign up in person at the library’s information desk, call the library at 703-256-3800 ext. 4, or register online.

The Memory Depot has the following equipment:
  • An Epson 12000XL flatbed scanner for scanning photos, slides, negatives, and other documents to a DVD, an external hard drive, or USB flash drive.
  • Elgato Video Capture for saving old video-taped memories to a DVD or an external hard drive.
  • A Feir Cassette Converter to convert audio cassettes to an MP3 file on a USB flash drive.
Fairfax County Public Libraries launched Memory Depots at the City of Fairfax and Sherwood regional libraries in July 2018.


  1. What a fantastic service! I am definitely going to check it out.

  2. Why can't I share this to FaceBook?