All-digital, bookless library opens in Texas

A rendering of BiblioTech, a public library offering only electronic books.

Officials in Bexar County, Texas, celebrated the opening of the BiblioTech library, an all-digital public library, last week . The facility offers about 10,000 free e-books for the 1.7 million residents of the county, which includes San Antonio.

 

 

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San Antonio will launch first digital-only library in the U.S.

A rendering of BiblioTech, a public library offering only electronic books that is scheduled to open in San Antonio.

The first fully digital public library in the U.S. will open in San Antonio, Texas this year.  This library will not contain a single book. The facility in Bexar county is part of a planned state-wide bookless system called BiblioTech, is modeled on an Apple store rather than a traditional library, but it will retain all the important features: more than 100 e-readers available to borrow, with more than 10,000 ebooks – and visitors can bring their own devices, too.

 

 

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First bookless library to open in San Antonio

The inside of the BiblioTech will be influenced by Apple Retail Stores.

In Bexar County, Texas a new library will open that will provide visitors with a bank of e-Readers for borrowing e-books … but books of the traditional paper variety will be glaringly absent. he project marks the first public library to be built as an all-digital service and just to make sure library-goers are in no doubt that it’s the 21st century, the interior will feature a design influenced by Apple retail stores.

 

 

 

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Stanford’s New Library Takes a Step Closer to the Bookless Library of the Future

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Stanford’s new Engineering Library will only 85% less books than the old library.

Stanford University’s new Engineering Library is scheduled to open this August, and when it does it will have 85% less books than the one it’s replacing. It’s a big step toward what the school’s librarians envision as a bookless future.

 

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