Studio 21c at Library 21c is a fully-staffed working video and audio studio.

Class Calendar

Equipment Check-Out Request Form

  • The Studio Orientation class must be taken prior to making equipment requests.
  • Requests must be made at least 4 days in advance.
  • Only one active request form at a time will be accepted.

Reserve the Studio:

  • The Studio Orientation class must be taken prior to reserving the Studio.
  • Reservations must be made at least 4 days in advance.
  • Only one active reservation at a time will be accepted.
  • Need studio silence? Check the Venue for loud events.
  • The Studio is intended for A/V purposes only. Exceptions must be approved by Studio staff.

Studio 21c offers the following services:

Video Production

Audio Production

The Venue

Reserve Studio Time

Studio 21c offers studio time by reservation only. Patrons must complete the Studio Orientation Class to utilize studio space and check out basic equipment, and the Studio Camera Class to check out advanced camera and lighting equipment. A brief lesson on the specific equipment being checked out may also be required. The Studio is intended for A/V purposes only. Exceptions must be approved by Studio staff.

Reserve the Studio

Share Your Work

Studio 21c offers the opportunity for you to submit content for broadcast, web streaming, or for inclusion in the library’s circulating collection.


Donate your work for broadcast on PPLD TV and to stream on our Vimeo and YouTube channels. Email with a link to your work or to make arrangements to drop off a copy of your material.

The following criteria must be met for inclusion:

  1. All programming must have free and clear broadcast/webcast rights and will be selected in accordance with ALA's Library Bill of Rights and PPLD’s Collection Development Policy.
  2. Content must be appropriate for broadcast, in keeping with FCC guidelines, and of interest to viewers in the Pikes Peak region.
  3. Content must be non-commercial as specified under the cable franchise.
  4. Content cannot contain a solicitation for monetary or electoral support for any organization or individual.

Contact Us to Share Your Work


PPLD's cable channel, PPLD TV, broadcasts on Comcast Channel 17, Century Link Channel 8003, and Falcon Broadband Channel 75. Many PPLD TV programs are also available for web streaming via Vimeo and YouTube.

From children’s story hours to historic films, PPLD TV has avid viewers of all ages. Productions come from a variety of public presentations including concerts, author talks, historical symposiums, theatrical plays, storytelling, and world affairs programs. Studio 21c staff also conduct video interviews, acquire archival footage for Special Collections, create promotional spots, videos on public and library services, and internal training materials. The channel schedule is supplemented by programs acquired from national distributors and donations from local organizations and producers.


I am very interested in creating a video containing memories ( pictures and videos) as well as music playing in the background of the first half of year 2017 ( January- June). I was wondering if I can get some assistance with doing this in the month of June.

Thank you- Lisa Erewa.

Hi Lisa,

We'd be happy to help you get started with your editing project. Please email, and someone will arrange for an editing lesson either through a class or one-on-one.


I am making a Celebration of Life video for my father and need to check out a video projector that could be connected to a laptop. Thank you for any assistance.

Are there any classes in audio mixing and engineering? Or is there an audio engineer available for reservation as well?

Good day and thank you for the question. My name is Roland and I am one of the staff members for studio 21c.
To answer your question we normally have 1 to 2 various audio courses offered in the studio each month. However, unfortunately, the instructor that normally teaches the audio engineering courses will be unavailable for the next couple of months due to him touring with the Air Force Academy jazz band.
We do not offer an audio engineer to help mix music but instead offer the training courses so that you are comfortable in doing so or if you have someone will to engineer for you and has a good understanding of our PreSonus board .
If you have further questions please feel free to contact me at
Sorry we could not be of more assistance right now but I do look forward to hearing from you in the near future, Roland

Can you use the recording studio to record instruments as well as vocals?
Thank you


We have the equipment at Library 21c and East, and the machines are generally available whenever the library is open. In order to use it, you will need to supply your own blank DVDs. Also, please be aware that the converter works in real time, so a 2 hour tape will take 2 hours to convert, plus time for setup. Please call us at 719-884-9800 if you have any other questions.

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