If you’re a Brampton resident you’ve probably taken a trip to one of the city’s six libraries. It might have been to borrow a book, complete a project, attend a workshop, or even just to get out of the house.

Over the past year, the Chinguacousy branch has undergone a massive transformation and reopened its doors to the public in August.

One of its new features is a brand-spanking-new recording studio. It’s not something you’d envision a library having given that most have a quiet policy, but it’s in keeping with the library’s mandate to foster creativity and innovation.

“The studio offers a different experience at the branch, along with more books and study space. It has great equipment and is open to anyone to use, with the assistance of one of our librarians. We offer orientations so everyone is welcome to learn about it,” says June Dickinson, Manager of Marketing & Communications at Brampton Library.

The recording studio is stocked with all of the equipment needed to record and engineer sound. It’s perfect for people looking to record music, podcasts, soundbites and other clips.

The studio is available on a first-come, first-served basis and requires an orientation session with one of the on-site staff to be used.

In partnership with Sheridan College and the City of Brampton, the revamped branch also has a the MakersSpace, which gives access to 3D printers, a Roland Vinyl Cutter, tech for recording VHS tapes onto DVDs, and more.

For more information about the Chinguacousy Branch, the new studio and other resources, please visit http://www.bramptonlibrary.ca/