May 26, 2022

Texas: Port Arthur Public Library Cardholders Can Now Borrow Ebooks at Local Mall Using Virtual Wallpaper Display

From The Port Arthur News:

One wouldn’t expect to find a public library inside Central Mall, but there is one. Only don’t look for bound books, shelves or library cards because those typical items are not part of a new virtual library that is the first of its kind in the state, and only the second in the nation.

Situated in the mall corridor outside of Beall’s and Dillard’s is a brand new colorful five-foot display large enough to accommodate hundreds of books, scores of songs and even 50-plus languages. All are assessible by one’s  electronic device.

Port Arthur Public Library officials premiered the Virtual Wallpaper project at noon Tuesday, and were there most of the afternoon demonstrating to shoppers how the new system works.

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See Also: The San Antonio Public Library Begins Using Digital Wallpaper For eBook Lending and Promotion (July 24, 2014)

See Also: Romania: Vodafone’s Ebook Library Becomes Available to 30,000 More Students (November 21, 2013)

See Also: Learn About Virtual Grocery Shopping in South Korea (July 5, 2011 via Technology Review)


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