Shoalhaven Libraries Preservation Station

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Preserve your precious family photographs, slides, negatives, as well as personal videos and audio cassettes, by creating quality digital copies at Nowra Library.

The Preservation Station is free to use and is available Monday to Friday. Bookings are required and limited to one 3-hour session per person per day. Library membership will be required to access services.

To operate the station, you will need intermediate computer skills. If you are not confident using computers, please bring someone to help you. This is a self-serve station with instructions provided - library staff can assist you in setting up, however they cannot digitise items for you.

Prior to your first session, you will need to complete this training overview.


What you can digitise:

  • Photographs (up to A4 size)
  • Photo slides (35mm)
  • Film negatives (35mm film strips, medium format film, 4x5 inch film)
  • VHS video cassettes
  • Standard compact audio cassettes


Fill out the form to make a booking request for the Preservation Station.