The Speaking Library is an oral history project that aims to record, collect, and share our personal memories related to libraries.

Where in our lives do libraries matter?  How have libraries affected us in personal and emotional ways?  Through an online depository, the Speaking Library is a personal archive of how, when, and why we relate to the library.

Upload your own audio files by using SoundCloud at this link.

Listen here to audio files recorded and uploaded to the Speaking Library.

Start a conversation about your library memories.  Use a computer to record the audio and ask your friends: what is your earliest memory of a library?

Listen to the latest audio contributions, SoundCloud

The Speaking Library, a project initiated by Chris Molinski for the Library Test Kitchen at the Harvard Graduate School of Design

All audio files are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.