You can create, mix and master your own musical recordings, lay down some sick electronic beats or just learn how to play an instrument in RPL's fully stocked WhisperRoom sound studio!
The WhisperRoom sound studio can comfortably fit 4 adults and their instruments. The WhisperRoom includes recording and mixing equipment as well as a basic instrument package (guitars, bass, keyboard and electronic drum kit). Customers are welcome to bring their own instruments but should alert staff if extensive setup time may be required so we may prepare for your session. Reservations are required to use the WhisperRoom which can be made on these pages or at the Studio itself.
Customers may reserve the WhisperRoom for up to 3 hours a day. Sessions may be extended at the discretion of staff depending on availability.
Customers will required a valid SILS library card to reserve the WhisperRoom. The library card used to make the reservation must match the card presented upon check-in. If the customer does not have their card present when checking in a reasonable effort will be made to validate that the customer was the one who made the reservation.
The WhisperRoom must not be left unattended while reserved and in use. If the responsible card-holder leaves without notifying Digital Media Studio staff (even if others are present from their group), the reservation will be forfeited and future reservations may be denied. Once vacated for more than 15 minutes, RPL reserves the right to remove customer belongings without assuming responsibility or liability thereof and to reassign the room to an available status.
Customers must cancel reservations at least 48 hours prior to the scheduled use. Failure to provide 48 hours' notice of a cancellation may be grounds for suspension of Digital Media Studio privileges.
Customers who have not arrived within 15 minutes of the scheduled start time of their reservation will be considered no-shows and the reservation will be removed. Customers who show up late will not have extended session.
Certain equipment is always available in the WhisperRoom Sound Studio. Special use equipment is also available, but must be checked out on your library card on a per use basis.
Here are a few courses to get you started:
Due to COVID-19 and RPL closures, we are currently not accepting bookings until further notice.
Digital Media Studio workstations, green screen studio, and WhisperRoom recording studio space is bookable in 3 hour blocks during Studio operating hours. The Studio itself can be found next to the Dunlop Art Gallery on the main floor of Central Library.
When you arrive for your booking a Digital Media Studio staff member will be available to walk you through a brief orientation of the equipment and show you where you can access additional support material to guide you through your project.