Lawrence was already a pretty music-friendly town, but it’s about to get friendlier.

The recently-opened Lawrence Public Library just launched the brand new Sound + Vision Studio. The space boasts a studio full of instruments, including guitars and a C&C Drum Kit, and three editing bays.

This resource is completely free and available to the general public for use.

That means anyone looking to record music in a soundproof studio can walk into the library and do so without paying a single penny. Users can reserve the studio twice a month in three-hour blocks. Currently, you have to sign up to use the studio at the tech desk. Eventually, you’ll be able to make those reservations (anyone under 18 needs to have an adult present with them).

This studio is an excellent resource for the community, and shows the library’s commitment to this region. Lawrence is a music-friendly town and the library is paying attention. Organizers told us that a video and photo space will also be available soon.

Words and photos by Fally Afani



Fally Afani is an award-winning journalist with a career spanning more than 20 years in media. She has worked extensively in radio, television, newspapers, magazines, and more.

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