The Talking Library

As a first in Switzerland, the municipal library of Baar offers an audio tour using iPods.

Project description

 - This doubles the fun when browsing: As a first in Switzerland, the municipal library of Baar offers an audio tour using iPods. During the audio tour avid readers discover the individual floors, get informed about foreign language literature or movies and learn things to know about the infrastructure.

Under the direction of Audiotours GmbH, radio moderator, author and musician Reeto von Gunten created this 15-minute audio tour. Written and spoken by him, he leads visitors in four stages through all floors of the library.

The audio tour is stored on iPods, which can be obtained free of charge at the reception. All explanations can be played-back in German and English. As the further service to guests of the municipal library is a virtual guided tour on their internet site with images and sound.

Other guided audio tours that might be of interest:

Einsiedeln World Theatre
Audio Column Witch’s Garden
Paths to Education and Careers
The Audio Calling Card


Audiotours in the media

Ganz Ohr für das grosse Ausleihangebot Neue Zuger Zeitung | 17.04.09 | PDF 502 KB
Audiotour vorgestellt Zugerbieter | 29.4.09 | PDF 386 KB

Key Project Facts

Project

The talking library
Since April 2009

Technology

iPods at the entrance

Location

Library Baar
Rathausstrasse 4
6340 Baar
www.bibliothek.baar.ch

Audio Samples

German
English

Picture Gallery