Sweden: A Digital Public Library Located Inside a Stockholm Shopping Mall Will Open Next Year
The digital library (aka “Idea City”) is a joint venture with the City of Stockholm. The estimated cost of the project is 10 million euros ($13.3 million/USD).
From Property Magazine International:
Citycon Oyj considers that social and community engagement is a key growth factor. The company is well on its way to implementing several value-added initiatives in its Kista Galleria shopping centre, in Stockholm, with the addition of Kista Idea City, an extensive, state-of-the-art digital library scheduled to open to the public in August 2014.
A joint investment with the City of Stockholm, the 2,400-square-metre library will feature the latest digital technology in addition to traditional books, offering its visitors access to various tablet and other computers, interactive services, and a café.
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