April 24th, 2008

Library a-Go-Go: Any learners in San Francisco?

I just read about a program to bring the Library via “vending machine” to commuter stops in San Francisco.

“The Contra Costa County Library is proud to be the first in the nation to offer the public book lending machines under a new program called Library-a-Go-Go.”

“A new program called Library-a-Go-Go, along with the Contra Costa County Library, will allow BART riders to simply swipe a card, select a book, wait for said book choice to drop, and then return the book after the rider is finished reading their literary gem. The machines will “hold around 400 popular and best-selling titles, both fiction and nonfiction, and will be accessible during Bart hours.”

Here is a picture from Sweden of one of the machines:

Library a-Go-Go

I wish that were at my bus stop!

-KateP

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