January 28, 2022

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 (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.