Libraries Designed without Old-Fashioned Books, for New-Fashioned Readers
WASHINGTON -- The new public library on San Antonio’s south side is missing something that once seemed unthinkable: books.
The south central Texas city’s completely digital library, known as the BiblioTech, lets Bexar County readers check out up to five books at a time on their devices from home or wherever they are. Military personnel can even download the latest bestseller from Afghanistan.
No device? No problem.
Locals can check out tablets or e-readers for free. Or they can use the library’s 48 iMAC desktop computers.