November 25, 2015

Turning LA Public’s Pio Pico Koreatown Branch Into an All-Digital Library Under Consideration

From Curbed Los Angeles:

The City Council voted [March 6, 2013] on a motion to explore turning the LA Public Library’s Pio Pico branch in Koreatown into an all-digital library, offering computers, tablets, and e-readers to access digital assets instead of cardboard and paper books.


First, it would provide free access to the kind of technology many library patrons may lack access to, and second, “a bookless library would save space that could be used for work, study, or community meeting areas, which is important in the densely populated Koreatown neighborhood which lacks this kind of facility.”

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