The Listening Booth

Hugh McCann

The Listening Booth is permanently installed in Exeter Library A new, innovative and co-designed addition to the Library, the Listening Booth is a new space to listen to stories and sounds. Combining cutting edge speaker technology and co-design by pupils at WESC foundation – specialist centre for Visual Impairment- enter a fully accessible audio only space where you can lose yourself in new audio pieces every month, including new commissioned works from Exeter writers.

The Listening Booth is a space to hear words and sounds in Exeter Library.

It is a place to rest and listen to audio, located on the ground floor by the computers. It is a wooden structure that seats two and uses a directional speaker to play audio that only those within the booth can hear.

It is designed to offer new and existing library goers, including visually impaired people, another way to engage with content in the library. Every four weeks, four new pieces of audio are programmed into the booth. The Listening Booth is open whenever Exeter Library is open and is free to use.

Supported by Libraries Unlimited, Arts Council England and Exeter City Council. Built with Knowle West Media Centre: The Factory.

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