Rooms for Recreational Activities
The libraries have spaces for different recreational activities.
The Hollola Main Library offers you a sound-proof music practice room. The equipment in the room includes
- a digital piano
- electric drums
- an acoustic guitar, electric guitar and electric bass + amplifiers for the electric guitar and electric bass
- a soprano ukulele that can be connected to the guitar amplifier
You may also bring your own instruments into the music room. There is not a lot of space but at least two people at a time can use the room quite well. The room may be used free of charge. It can be booked either when visiting the Library or by calling 03-8803 270.
At the loan desk you may ask for a tablet computer or a portable CD player and headphones to listen to records in the Library. To get the CD player and headphones you need to hand in your library card.
Lahti City Library
The Lahti Main Library has two piano rooms. The rooms may be reserved for up to two hours a day. You may only have one upcoming reservation at a time.
In the sound-proof rooms you can practice the piano or play your own instrument. The piano room 1 is somewhat larger than the other room. A metronome is available at the customer service desk.
The piano rooms can be reserved via the Timmi booking system, at the Library or by calling 044-4163 517.
The game room in the Lahti Main Library Music Area has Xbox Series X, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and PlayStation 4 VR glasses. A collection of games has been installed on the consoles. You may also play games you have borrowed and your own games on the Xbox and PlayStation consoles. You must present your library card before you may use the game room. Before going in the game room, get the necessary equipment at the customer service desk.
The age ratings of the games must be followed. Children under the age of seven may only use the room with a parent or guardian. The PS4 VR glasses have a 12-year age limit and may only be used when a guardian is present.
The game room may be booked via the Timmi booking system, at the Library or by calling 044 4163 517.
The studio in the Lahti Main Library Music Area provides you with the tools to compose and record your own music. It is also possible to record speech, podcasts or other sounds.
Two recording programs, meant for different purposes, have been installed on the computer used for recording. In addition, you can find several virtual instruments that can be used freely. A Windows-based PC is used for studio recordings.The computer has the capacity for recording purposes.
You can get started in the studio without any equipment of your own but you may bring with you an instrument, for example an electric guitar or bass.
In addition, the Music Department has acoustic instruments, which can be used in the library, for example for recording music in the studio. Ask for these instruments at the service desk.
The studio is not meant for professional studio work. If you are working as a professional, please find suitable wor space elsewhere.
You need a library card to use the studio. It is recommended that first-time studio users get guidance from the staff. After that, you may use the studio on your own. The studio may be reserved for up to three hours a day. You may have one upcoming reservation at a time.
The studio can be booked via the Timmi booking system, at the Library or by calling 044 4163517.
The Lahti Main Library Music Area has a TV room where you can watch films, TV series or concerts and listen to music on a vinyl player. Films may also be watched in 3D format. You can watch live TV as well. The TV room is open daily during the Library’s opening hours. You may watch your own films or borrow something to watch from the Library’s large collection. The age ratings of the films must be followed. The TV room may be reserved for the duration of the film or concert.
Equipment in the TV room:
Samsung 3D television
Denon Blu-ray player
Jamo 5.1 speaker system
Audio-Technica AT-LP120 vinyl player
You can book the TV room via the Timmi booking system, at the Library or by calling 044-4163 517.