Texas library offers glimpse of bookless future

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Date: January 4th, 2014

libSAN ANTONIO – Texas has seen the future of the public library, and it looks a lot like an Apple Store: Rows of glossy iMacs beckon. iPads mounted on a tangerine-colored bar invite readers.

And hundreds of other tablets stand ready for checkout to anyone with a borrowing card.

Even the librarians imitate Apple’s dress code, wearing matching shirts and that standard-bearer of geek-chic, the hoodie. But this $2.3 million library might be most notable for what it does not have – any actual books.

That makes Bexar County’s BibiloTech the nation’s only bookless public library, a distinction that has attracted scores of digital bookworms, plus emissaries from as far away as Hong Kong who want to learn about the idea and possibly take it home.  More

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3 Responses to “Texas library offers glimpse of bookless future”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    Like people don’t have enough screens to stare at?

  2. FedUpWithIt Says:

    all this will be wiped out with an EMP weapon fired by the North Koreans and/or Iran
    be very afraid, an EMP will kill all electronics including your car & the power grid, sending us back to the 1800′s

  3. Tammy Says:

    Hate to see books go.

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