The Studio

The Studio at the Chattanooga Public Library provides library card holders access to a state of the art recording studio and educational facility with industry standard equipment and resources to help inspire, educate, and spark creativity.

Open Studio Blocks

With a valid library card you can reserve a 3-hour session in the Studio to work on your projects, learn the art of recording, and refine your skills. For more information please call us at 643-7720 or email

Ready to reserve your spot now?

Please follow the link below to apply. Soon after your application has been submitted you will be contacted via email regarding time slot availability.

Open Studio Application


  • The studio is located on the 2nd floor of the Downtown Chattanooga Public Library branch.
  • The studio consists of three live rooms; vocal booth, drum room, live room and the main control room.
  • The studio is just under 1,000 square feet.
  • LoLa (Low Latency) Enabled with a hardwire connection to the gig.
  • The studio is an educational facility.
  • The studio is a Pro Tools enabled studio, people will not be able to hook up their own computers to our system for recording. They can upload their files via Dropbox and download them into our software.
  • All work must be saved on a personal hard drive.
  • No food or drink allowed inside the studio.


Control Room

  • AVID HDX C24 Pro Tools Studio System
  • Argosy Mirage NC 24 Desk
  • Audient Microphone Preamplifiers
  • Apple Mac Pro
  • Avid Pro Tools Mac Keyboard
  • Lynx Aurora AD/DA Converter
  • Dangerous 2 Bus LT
  • Dangerous Music Monitor System with Remote
  • Presonus Nearfield Monitors
  • Presonus Sceptre Studio Subwoofers
  • Key Lab 61 Keyboard and Stand
  • 4K Television
  • ADAM S5A Mk2 Active Studio Reference Monitor Speakers


  • Pro Tools
  • Waves
  • Waves Horizon
  • Antares 8 Auto Tune Native
  • Native Instruments Komplete 10
  • Ivory II Piano
  • Logic
  • FL Studio
  • Ableton Live
  • FabFilter


  • 4x Audio Technica AT4040
  • 1x Audix D6
  • 4x Shure SM81
  • 4x Shure SM57
  • 4x Shure SM58
  • 4x Shure SM7B
  • 4x Sennheiser E604
  • 1x Sennheiser E602II
  • 4x sE Electronics 2200A II C
  • 1x AKG D112 MKII Pro Bass Mic
  • 24x Various Mic Stands
  • 1X sE Electronics T2


  • 10x Shure SRH840 Pro Monitoring Headphones
  • 10x Behringer 16 Channel Personal Mixer

Donate to the Chattanooga Public Library Foundation to help support services like our Makerspace.

For inquiries about partnering with The Studio please contact our Studio Instructor, Sam Mentzer.


For Open Studio time and inquiries about The Studio please email:

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