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San Antonio, Texas to open first digital public library

Published by on Jan 14th, 2013, No Comments

The Bexar County satellite office is the location of the first bookless library in San Antonio

Texas will be the first state in the U.S. to open the first entirely digital public library.

The bookless library called BiblioTech will open its doors in San Antonio in Bexar County. The county made the announcement just this week, with the new system having been in the works for quite some time.

The San Antonio location is part of an entire bookless public library system planned for the entire county.

The concept of the new library has been fronted by the county’s Judge Nelson Wolff who revealed that he was inspired by Walter Isaacson’s biography of the late Steve Jobs. So it comes as no surprise then that according to Wolff the library will look like the inside of an Apple store.

Wolff told the San Antonio Express that BiblioTech is “not a replacement for the (city) library system, it’s an enhancement. People are always going to want books, but we won’t be doing that in ours.

 

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