VPL Recording Studios

Do you have a digital project that you would like to take to the next level? Podcast, video or audio-recording? First episode of your new YouTube series?

Check out the Vancouver Public Library’s Inspiration Lab. It’s 7,500 square feet, it’s stocked with the latest recording technology and it’s free for use with a library card.

This downtown VPL lists all of the equipment they have available:

VPL equipment


Note: the Lab is currently upgrading their ventilation, so certain areas are not open at this moment.

VPL Inspiration Lab

The library also offers a series of lab-related classes – registered and drop-in – on everything from sound and video recording, podcasting and green screen to editing, vacation brags, book cover design and promoting your project on social media.

VPL Inspiration Lab Classes

These are tools and classes that would cost a great deal elsewhere. Some of the formal classes can get full, so sign up early. Free is good 🙂


While you’re contemplating which class you might take, enjoy the library’s new fireplace background, filmed at their Mount Pleasant Branch.

Header Photo: Sandra Tenschert



Jacob Lawrence @ The Library


Janna Watson. Blue Moon, Blue Ocean.

Elizabeth Newton

Elizabeth Newton