January 23, 2022

San José Public Library Opens New Digital Pop-Up Library at the Mineta San José International Airport

From the City of San José:

Source: San José Public Library

Nearly 400 eBook titles are now available for download at Mineta San José International Airport (SJC) using the new Pop-Up Library made possible through a partnership between the San José Public Library (SJPL) and SJC.

“We’re excited to partner with the airport to provide all passengers the opportunity to access free eBooks on the go,” said Jill Bourne, City Librarian. “We believe everyone should have equitable access to reading materials, especially as they prepare for a long flight. It’s a great way to pass time before arriving to their next destination.”

The Pop-Up Library, powered by Axis360, is a small network device that creates instant access to some of the library’s Axis 360 digital collection through a Wi-Fi network. This new service is free to the public and does not require a library card, data plan, or an app to be installed. Anyone can use this service by connecting to the Pop-Up Library’s Wi-Fi network “SJPL Free eBooks” located near Gate 12 and Gate 24.


Since the Pop-Up Library became available at the airport on June 1, more than 300 passengers have accessed the collection and nearly 450 eBooks have been checked out.

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