With Funding From Friends Group San Antonio Public Library Installs Digital Book Kiosks at San Antonio International Airport
From the San Antonio Business Journal:
The San Antonio International Airport has unveiled two Digital Library kiosks that will allow travelers to check out digital media to take on trips.
The kiosks were funded by the Friends of the San Antonio Public Library at a cost of $26,000.
In addition to allowing travelers to check out online materials, the kiosks will serve as a rapid recharging station for mobile devices.
The article includes a photo of a kiosk.
But Wait, There’s More
The article also mentions that visitors to San Antonio can now get a SAPL card that can be used while visiting the city. A card is good for up to 24 hours and has a limit of three items that can be borrowed for up to seven days.
Of course, a library user has access to all of their home library’s digital resources (ebooks, databases, music, etc.) regardless of where they might be. All that’s needed is a library card. Those of us in the library community know this but it’s been my experience that many people don’t know that many library resources are available to them 24x7x365 from any computer or devices connected to the Internet. In other words, the library and in many cases its librarians can work with them just about anywhere.
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See Also: During July We Posted About How the San Antonio Public Library Was Using Digital Wallpaper For eBook Loans and Promotion
About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com.