The Sofia Library Opened a New Digital Laboratory for Digital Skills in the Interactive Arts


Sofia Laboratory – a space for digital skills and interactive products development in the creative industry, has opened doors in the Sofia Library. The project is implemented with the support of the Sofia Municipality, Sofia Development Association, and the US Embassy in Bulgaria

The digital laboratory will offer young people innovative programmes for obtaining various digital skills in the interactive arts such as digitization and creative presentation of literary heritage, graphic design, 2D and 3D modeling and animation, VR / AR reality creation, Game design, etc.

With the new laboratory, the Sofia Library becomes a digital hub for children and young people in 4 locations – the American Center, the Children’s Center, the Digital Center, and the Teen Laboratory. In recent years, the library has created new innovative spaces for digital knowledge and skills, which are visited by nearly 500,000 people a year, a great part of whom are students.

The library has modern equipment: powerful gaming computers and laptops, a 3D printer, Vivitek projector with Avers screen, graphics tablets, book scanner, Leap Motion, 3D Oculus Rift glasses, and more.