Here’s an update to a post we first shared on Sunday.
The bookless library proposed in Bexar, Texas (San Antonio) is a go. County commissioners approved the plan at a meeting this afternoon.
The San Antonio Express News reports on the meeting in, “Bexar County authorizes bookless library system.”
From the Article:
“We are trailblazing,” said County Judge Nelson Wolff, who proposed the concept citing a need for suburban library services. Proponents say the new system, costing $1.5 million to start, will enable users to access an initial 10,000 titles from anywhere. The prototype site at 3505 Pleasanton Road, a county satellite office serving the South Side, will have computers, take-home e-readers, study areas and meeting rooms
The complete article includes a couple of additional artist rendering you might have not already seen.
See Also: In 2010, a ‘Bookless’ public library was considered by officials it Newport Beach, CA. It also received a lot of national media attention. However, it was never built. The proposed library was discussed in this April, 2011 article from the LA Times.
See Also: How the City Of Newport Beach Described the Library
They called it a “study center”.