Library research: photos, artwork and participants wanted!

Contributions to research into use of libraries are eagerly sought by Rachel Salzano, a researcher at Edinburgh Napier University’s Centre for Social Informatics.

Rachel welcomes two sorts of contribution:

  • Photos and artwork
    • Please take a photo or create a piece of art that represents why you use the public library.
    • If the ways you use the public library have changed since you came to the UK (if you were not born in the UK), please also take a photo or create a piece of art that represents why the ways you use the public library have changed.
    • You can submit as many photos and pieces of artwork as you like.
    • Photos and artwork are welcome from everyone!
    • Here’s Rachel’s example artwork: Prysm dragon and Percy


  • For her detailed research, Rachel will soon want to engage with refugees and asylum seekers in the UK.
    • If you know people who might be interested in taking part, or who might be able to spread the word, please ask them to contact Rachel.
    • Rachel’s email is

You can read more about Rachel’s work on her project website, her Napier web-page, her own blog and her professor’s blog.

Hearing-aid battery distribution

(adapted from a post on CEC website)

Due to the closure of Libraries the advice for people who require hearing aid batteries is to contact the audiology department at Lauriston Place either by phone  0131 536 1637 – open 10am – 1pm and 2pm to 4pm or email and they will send batteries out by post.

The Audiology Department advice that people either phone or email and not physically attend as they want to limit numbers of people visiting Lauriston Place as much as possible.

Individuals will get two packs of batteries for each hearing aid every four months.

If you have any queries regarding increased battery use please phone the Audiology office in 0131 536 1637.

Deaf Action on Albany Street will also have hearing aid battery supplies for NHS hearing aids