October 10, 2015

Bexar County, Texas Bookless Library (BiblioTech) Receives County Commissioners Approval

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”.

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