Wednesday, November 27, 2013

No books here: New Texas library is all digital | Crave - CNET

Bexar Bibliotech
You'll see plenty of screens, but zero books, in the Bexar County digital library in San Antonio, Texas.
(Credit: Bexar Bibliotech) 
With the holidays approaching and families arriving from out of town, it's not always easy to find a little peace and quiet. It's also increasingly difficult to find the kind of place that often provided that quiet: a good, old-fashioned library.

It's not that libraries are going away. They're just changing dramatically.

Walk into the Bexar County digital library in San Antonio, Texas, and you'll see plenty of screens -- but zero books. It doesn't look like a library, and that's the point.

BiblioTech, the only public bookless library in America, is the brainchild of Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff. Read more....
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