Arts & Culture
26 Feb 20

Priaulx Library - Guernsey

THE Priaulx Library now has two digital screens which will allow visitors to access its archives more easily.

Each year, we sponsor the library’s garden exhibition and as part of our overall support we have donated a digital kiosk and a large screen as well as covering the cost of Spike Productions uploading information about the library, its collections and exhibitions.

‘We have wanted to introduce new technology to the library for some time as part of our aim of ensuring Guernsey’s history is as accessible as possible. Our priority for our budget has to be on preserving the books, newspapers, artefacts, paintings and memorabilia we hold.  As a result, we have been unable to find the money required for digital signage.  We are overwhelmed that Ravenscroft has recognised the value and benefits of us having this technology. We are indebted to them and Warren Mauger from Spike Productions,’ said Sue Laker, chief librarian at the Priaulx Library.

The digital kiosk is located on the ground floor of the library and includes an electronic floor plan, information on specific collections such as the photographic exhibition or newspaper collection and activities for those who only have a short time to explore.

‘The library is housed in a very traditional Victorian building and our diverse collection is divided between small areas all over the library. This can be daunting for first time and more casual visitors. The kiosk will provide an attractive and readily accessible introduction to the library,’ said Ms Laker.

The 2020 exhibition entitled Occupation and Liberation will run from 1st August until the end of September.