May 25, 2022

San Diego County Public Library Opens 24/7 Library Kiosk, First of Its Kind on West Coast

News about the San Diego County Library (SDCL) From KPBS:

The “24/7 Library To Go” is the first of its kind on the West Coast and second in the U.S., according to county officials.

It will store more than 400 books and DVDs, much like a movie box at grocery stores, and be accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

The kiosk also provides access to the SDCL catalog and allows cardholders to pay late fees.

Here’s the invitation (PDF) that was distributed for today’s “unveiling” event.

The funding for the kiosk was approved over in September 2012. This October 2012 report has details including comments from the Director of the SDCPL, José A. Aponte.

According to the article SDCL is using EnvisionWare’s 24-Hour Library product.

The library also utilizes a number of other EnvisionWare products.

The San Diego County Public Library was the 2012 Gale/LJ Library of the Year.

See Also: Milwaukee Public Library Will Launch EnvisionWare’s 24-Hour Vending Library (October 14, 2013)

Video from KFMB-TV, San Diego

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