Highgate library invites residents to try out its new digital tools

As part of its commitment to ensure no resident gets behind, Camden is investing £1.5 million into its libraries to ensure they remain open and thriving, giving everyone access to high quality digital services and the chance to succeed.

Libraries are a vital space within Camden’s neighbourhoods, providing members of the community with spaces to learn, join in with activities, work, socialise and develop their skills.

As part of Camden’s investment, Highgate library will have the opportunity to test brand new digital equipment, including a virtual reality headset, a 3D printer, tablets, robots, e-newspapers, new PCs and self-service kiosks and much more.

Drop in sessions and demos will run from Wednesday 12 June to Saturday 22 June for local residents and users to test out the new digital tools and give feedback.

Councillor Jonathan Simpson, Cabinet Member for Promoting Culture and Communities, said: “Although the council continues to face financial challenges, we remain dedicated to making sure our libraries stay up to date and continue to offer residents vital services and the opportunity to develop their digital skills.

“These demos will give people the chance to test out virtual reality headsets, see how 3D printing works and have a go at coding a robot arm and an Ozobot. This is a really exciting time for libraries as we help them to redesign how they fit into the digital landscape.”

For the timetable of sessions, or if you have any questions, please speak to a member of staff in the library.  

Contact Libraries@camden.gov.uk if you have any questions