Do you have a ton of old vinyl records sitting around in your attic? You’re in luck! Welland Public Library’s latest gadget, the USB turntable, allows you to convert tracks on vinyl records to CD audio or MP3 formats. The USB turntable is free to use, and it’s available at the Innovation Station at our Main Branch. Some things to note:
The USB turntable is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Patrons are encouraged to call ahead to check its availability.
Tracks must run through normally as part of the conversion process – so if you’re converting a five minute track, it will take five minutes to convert.
Library staff are available to offer assistance, but the USB turntable is a self-serve device. (It is perfectly legal to convert your own records, but copyright legislation prohibits library staff from doing this for you.)