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Texas library offers glimpse of bookless future

1 year ago January 03, 2014 Jan 3, 2014 Friday, January 03 2014 Friday, January 03, 2014 11:03:41 AM EST in News
Source: Associated Press

SAN ANTONIO - Texas has seen the future of the public library, and it looks a lot like an Apple Store.

In the San Antonio area, Bexar County recently opened a library with rows of glossy iMacs, iPads and hundreds of tablets available for checkout.

But the $2.3 million facility might be most notable for what it does not have - any actual books.

Known as BibiloTech, it is 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.

All-digital libraries have been on college campuses for years. But the county made history when it decided to open BiblioTech in a strip mall.

IMAGE: BiblioTech

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