Striking a Chord With Library Patrons

Post Date:
Nov 11, 2022

A new addition to Joseph S. Stauffer Library is sure to strike a chord with music lovers on campus and in the local community. Queen’s University Library is excited to announce the arrival and installation of a brand-new Roland HP704 Digital Piano.

As some patrons may know, the second floor at Stauffer had long played host to a piano which was available for use by those with a desire to unleash their inner Billy Joel in the privacy of a dedicated playing and listening space. This piano was kindly donated by the Queen’s Music Department, accompanying the music collection when it was moved to Stauffer in years past. Library staff added the room housing the piano to the list of bookable study rooms and it has remained as a fixture in the library ever since. However, after several years of enjoyment by library patrons, this piano was in need of extensive refurbishment and the decision was made to instead replace the venerable instrument with a more modern equivalent.

The new digital piano is now installed and ready to be played. This piano is a marked upgrade from the previous one, with modern features such as Bluetooth connectivity, 3D ambience headphone functionality, and even on board tutorials. Patrons can find this wonderful new addition to library amenities in room 236.

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