[VIDÉO] Discover Espace Média, the second chapter of the Greater Narbonne Media Library

[VIDÉO] Discover Espace Média, the second chapter of the Greater Narbonne Media Library

The ground floor of the cultural venue that closed in September 2023 has just been previewed. A guided overview with the director before the scheduled opening to the public on September 10.

Skin aging can begin at the age of 20. Narbonne's major media library did not wait for the ravages of time to undergo plastic surgery. It opened on January 10, 2004, and closed its doors in September 2023 for deep cleaning. The €2 million surgery, co-financed by Greater Narbonne, Audi and DRAC Occitanie, consists of a floor-to-ceiling redesign. While dressings are still needed on the upper floors, on the ground floor of the media space

Registrations can be made behind the reception desk.
Registrations can be made behind the reception desk.

The Independent – Philippe LeBlancApproximately 3425 AD 2The place has been rejuvenated. Exactly 2600 AD2 Only public places were drugged. Reserves, archives and offices remain as they are.“The second floor has seen fewer transformations, but there have been small or big changes everywhere “, explains Christine Serre, director. The ground floor and first floor are the most transformed since we freed up the space.”

Raw concrete floors or old carpet are no longer ubiquitous, making way for less restrictive vinyl and improved acoustics.
Emma Bellotti and Christine Serre at the Espace Média Grand Narbonne show.
Emma Bellotti and Christine Serre at the Espace Média Grand Narbonne show.

The Independent – Philippe LeBlanc

Dynamic open house on September 7th After eight months of work, and while the sets will only be installed this summer, Emma Bellotti, Greater Narbonne's vice president in charge of policy and cultural work, explains: “This overview allows us to imagine what this beautiful cultural artifact will have in store for us: more user-focused spaces, a redesigned reception, and improved accessibility.”(Tourist disability label targeted, editor's note) . All this has been prepared in cooperation with the agents as a real third place for living, exchanges and meetings with a modern and very comfortable design. Here, we can come to work, study or spend time with family.” Christine Seery adds:

“An open day will be held on September 7. It will be a festive time allowing new spaces and services to open, but programming must be improved to be dynamic.”

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Returning to the construction site, she further confirms:

Furniture made specifically for the space from 0 to 10 years.
Furniture made specifically for the space from 0 to 10 years.

The Independent – Philippe LeBlanc

There are still 180,000 documents, but they have been modified A designated place for loan and return will be located (in addition to the two “machines” outside), and an “administrative” entrance will be placed on the ground floor and will allow for taking time and then individual seating, soundproof. The booth and other tables and sofas will complement the study atmosphere or not.

Groups closer to the user. Documents will arrive throughout the summer.
Groups closer to the user. Documents will arrive throughout the summer.

The Independent – Philippe LeBlanc The collection of 180,000 documents will not change radically. The number will be the same in September, but modified with the development of board games, the rich youth group. On the other hand, CDs were reduced to enhance the contribution of vinyl,“We will be a constant size with variations.”

Christine Sery concluded.  In the form of a media library that should undoubtedly tempt its audience from the beginning of the school year.
Spaces with custom colors (blue for comics, orange for entertainment, etc.).
Spaces with custom colors (blue for comics, orange for entertainment, etc.).
Independent – Philippe LeBlanc

Espace Média Grand Narbonne: The name of the former media library of Grand Narbonne was chosen after a survey that collected about 2,100 suggestions from Internet users. Espace Media Grand Narbonne comes in first place with 47.1% of the votes, followed by L'Escale and Médiathèque du Grand Narbonne (41%) and Pôle Media (11.9%).

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