January 23, 2022

You Can Now Rent a ZipCar at Nine Branches of the Brooklyn Public Library

A smart idea and wins for the Brooklyn Public Library (brings people to the library, library as community hub, etc.), ZipCar (more locations and community involvement), and users (visit the library before or after you pickup or dropoff your rented car).

Btw, BPL card holders receive a $30 credit for registering with ZipCar and each car is named after a famous Brooklyn author or character.

From the ZipCar Web Site: (via Brooklyn Public Library):

We bow to the inventors of this whole sharing thing. The library. They got it way before the rest of us. Borrow it. Use it. Return it. Then it’s someone else’s turn. Genius. What’s even better? You can double the sharing when you go to the library in Brooklyn.

Bedford: Zip in Francie Nolan, Margaret Wise Brown & Alfred Kazin

Park Slope: Zip in Marianne Moore & Walt Whitman

Bay Ridge: Zip in Isaac Asimov & Richard Wright

Windsor Terrace: Zip in Hart Crane & Willy Loman

Coney Island: Zip in Maurice Sendak & Bernard Malamud

Flatbush: Zip in William Styron & Ezra Jack Keats

Bushwick: Zip in Alma Singer & Rona Jaffe

Saratoga: Zip in Jackie Gleason & Lionel Essrog

Walt Whitman: Zip in Joe Kavalier & Knuffle Bunny

Direct to Complete ZipCar/Brooklyn Public Library Info Page

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.