Preservation Stations

Person preserving film

Preserve your precious family photographs, slides, negatives and documents by creating archive quality digital copies at our library and museums Preservation Stations. At some locations, you can even digitise your old cassettes, videos and more.

Choose to donate copies of your items to the local history collection to share with the community and preserve for future generations and researchers.

Preservation Stations are free to use, however, bookings are required and limited to one session per person per day. Library membership will be required to access some services at Library venues.

How to use Preservation Stations

View the help guide

What to bring

Your photographs, slides, negatives, documents, audio or video recordings to digitise (check the equipment available at your location).

Somewhere to store your digital copies such as a USB, portable hard drive or bring the login details for your email or Dropbox account (the internet speed at some locations may be limited, a USB or portable hard drive is preferred).

For audio cassette conversion please bring a USB or portable hard drive is required. You may also like to bring your headphones (3.5mm standard headphone jack) to listen along to your recording. 

What can I digitise?

You are welcome to digitise your personal and family items such as photographs, birth certificates or home videos.

Preservation Stations can be used to digitise:

  • slides
  • negatives
  • photos
  • documents
  • VHS
  • audio cassettes.

You cannot digitise items where the copyright or intellectual property is held by another organisation or person such as tv shows, movies, music cassettes or published books. Contact the local history team if you are unsure. 

Check which services are available for your preferred branch or museum.

Booking a station or orientation session

Before you can use a Preservation Station, you must complete an orientation session. Once you have been shown how to use a Preservation Station, you can book further sessions to use the station independently.

Library Preservation Stations

Orientation sessions

Orientation sessions can only be booked by contacting your preferred branch in person, by phone or email. 

Further sessions

Contact your preferred branch in person, by phone or email, or book online. When booking online make sure to select a location that has a Preservation Station and then select Preservation Station as the PC type.

Museum Preservation Stations

Orientation sessions

When booking via the booking form, indicate if you are new to using the Preservations Stations and an orientation session will be arranged.

Further sessions

Use the booking form or contact your preferred museum to arrange a time to use a Preservation Station

Locations and services

Column one has the location of the preservation station, the second column contains the opening hours, the third contains the different services available at the station and the fourth and final column contains how to book and/or contact the facility.

Location Availability Services Bookings
Bribie Island Seaside Museum
  • Thursday: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Friday: 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Saturday: by special arrangement
  • A4 scanning (documents, photographs, slides and negatives)
Book now
Caboolture Library
  • Service is closed between 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM daily.
  • Available all other times during opening hours.
  • A3 scanning (documents, photographs, slides and negatives)
  • video conversion (convert VHS tapes using our VCR player, alternatively connect any video playing equipment with composite video, RCA stereo or SCART out)
  • cassette conversion (audio cassettes to MP3)
Contact Caboolture Library

 

North Lakes Library
  • Service is closed between 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM daily.
  • Available all other times during opening hours.
  • A3 scanning (documents, photographs, slides and negatives)
  • video conversion (convert VHS tapes using our VCR player, alternatively connect any video playing equipment with composite video, RCA stereo or SCART out)
  • cassette conversion (audio cassettes to MP3)
Contact North Lakes Library
Pine Rivers Heritage Museum
  • Wednesday to Saturday: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
  •  A4 scanning (documents, photographs, slides and negatives)
 Book now

 

Redcliffe Library
  • Service is closed between 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM daily.
  • Available all other times during opening hours.
  • A3 scanning (documents, photographs, slides and negatives)
  • video conversion (convert VHS tapes using our VCR player, alternatively connect any video playing equipment with composite video, RCA stereo or SCART out)
  • cassette conversion (audio cassettes to MP3)
Contact Redcliffe Library
Redcliffe Museum
  • A4 scanning (documents, photographs, slides and negatives)
Book now
Strathpine Library
  • Service is closed between 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM daily.
  • Available all other times during opening hours.
  • Saturday by special arrangement.
  • A3 scanning (documents, photographs, slides and negatives)
  • video conversion (convert VHS tapes using our VCR player, alternatively connect any video playing equipment with composite video, RCA stereo or SCART out)
  • cassette conversion (audio cassettes to MP3)
Contact Strathpine Library

 

For more information contact local.history@moretonbay.qld.gov.au.