Book-less library set to open in Texas
January 24, 2013 Leave a comment
In a move in-line with the growing trend of using e-readers, iPads and tablets to read books, the library, which will be called BibloTech (a play on the French bibliothèque), will resemble an Apple store more than a traditional library, with not a book in sight, but instead rows of desks and computers screens.
Visitors to the BibloTech in Bexar County, Texas, will be able to borrow ebooks via ereaders, which will be available from the library for a period of 2 weeks, just like a traditional library. To start with, the library will have 100 ereaders, 50 ereaders for children, 50 computer stations, 25 laptops and 25 tablets and, through a deal with ebook providers, has access to over 10,000 titles, a number that they hope will grow substantially as time goes by.
The idea of a book-less library is not completely unique; schools and universities have already started them, but this will be the first one open to the general public.