Two people record a podcast at Woden Library

Visit Woden Library and record your own podcast.

14 December 2021

Libraries are no longer just a place to browse for your favourite books. Upgrades are complete at Woden Library and budding musicians can now lay down tracks at the brand-new recording studio.

A co-design process with the local community in 2019 informed the upgrades and build of the four new spaces. The community wanted to see more shared and multi-use spaces focusing on areas that promoted learning new skills, collaboration and access to digital hubs.

The second level of the Woden Library was previously home to the ACT Heritage Library, which has relocated to Fyshwick. The revamped level has reopened, hosting four new community spaces and a recording studio.

The four spaces are the Life Lab, the Haven, the Gathering Space and the Hive.

The Life Lab offers a flexible space for learning activities, speakers and dance. The Haven is a quiet space best suited for relaxation, studying and reading. The Gathering Space is perfect for collaboration and will be used as a meeting space for community groups.

The Hive will be home to all things digital and offer the community a chance to explore new technologies. Canberrans who are interested in using a recording studio, recording equipment, making podcasts and using green screen technology will find the Hive especially useful.

A band records music in the new recording studio at Woden Library
Budding musicians will enjoy the new technology available at Woden Library. 

Woden Library opened in 1977 and is the busiest of the nine public library branches in the ACT. These upgrades will offer the community more facilities to engage with others, use new technology and learn important skills.

To find a library near you, learn more about the facilities ACT libraries have or borrow an item online, visit:

Woden, Weston Creek & Molonglo

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