05/06/2015 12:07 EDT | Updated 05/05/2016 05:59 EDT

Vancouver Public Library opens new digital 'Inspiration Lab'

Vancouver Public Library's downtown branch unveiled its brand new, custom-built digital media lab on Tuesday.

The 7,500 sq. foot 'Inspiration Lab' features high-speed computers with the latest audio and video editing software and fully-equipped recording studios.

"Libraries have always been about creating and sharing stories, ideas, information and cultural expressions — in a place that's free and accessible to everyone," said Christina de Castell, VPL's director of collections and technology, in a news release.

"This is a natural extension of the public computers and technology training we've offered for many years."

Watch the video: Inside Vancouver Public Library's new 'Inspiration Lab'