Texas: Work Begins On BiblioTech Facility that Will Be Home to First All-Digital (Bookless) Public Library System in U.S.
Here’s a brief update on the all-digital, bookless library system now under construction in Bexar County, Texas (San Antoni0) that infoDOCKET and many others first posted about in early January.
From the San Antonio Express-News:
Construction is underway on the system’s 5,000-square-foot base of operations at 3505 Pleasanton Road. County Judge Nelson Wolff, Precinct 1 Commissioner Sergio “Chico” Rodriguez and other dignitaries were on hand Friday as workers pulled down part of a concrete wall to create a doorway for the library.
Designed by Muñoz & Associates, the site will offer 50 computers, 25 laptops and 25 tablets for onsite use. The library will have a reading room, children’s area, learning lab, lounge and coffee shop, with rooms for group study.
The article also mentions that the digital public library with 10,000 titles (via 3M Cloud Library), 100 circulating ebook readers, and 50 pre-loaded readers for children.
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UPDATE (April 13) Here’s a bit more info and a video report from KSAT in San Antonio.
See: County kicks off construction on digital library
UPDATE (April 13) Construction officially started at BiblioTech, Bexar County’s all-digital library
UPDATE (April 15) Here’s an Announcement From Bexar County Announcing that 3M Cloud Library Will Be E-Book Provider
UPDATE (April 16) On Tuesday, Bexar County Commissioners Formally Approved Contracts With 3M ($275,000) and Polaris ($18,000)
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