Recording the library while deep in the stacks
A screen capture of thelibrary.fm site
experience the library with your ears
thelibrary.fm is a site that houses sound recordings of libraries. It helps you hop into a library, aurally, from anywhere on the Web.
thelibrary.fm illustrates that the library is not a single thing. It's not a single experience. The sound in a library can range from vibrant and playful if you're in a children's room or quiet and weighty if you're in a reading room.
Noise can be good
A bit of ambient noise can push thinking in positive ways. If your environment is too quiet, it's possible to become too focused and end up trapped in a silence bubble. The right type of sounds at the right volume can be helpful.
Source code is available through a dual MIT/GPL license on GitHub.
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