A library without books: BiblioTech

ImageBiblioTech, part of the Bexar County Digital Library, is a library without a book. Instead of print books, BiblioTech provides computers, ereaders, tablets and laptops to patrons.

Located in a low-income neighborhood where Wi-Fi is rare, San Antonio’s, BiblioTech is technology lifeline for patrons.

What does a library without books provide?

  1. 10,000 book titles, all digital, purchased through 3M
  2. 600 e-readers
  3. 48 computer stations
  4. 20 iPads and laptops

The eReaders are pre-loaded with eBooks and are available for checkout. Adult eReaders have 5 titles each, childrens’ readers have 100 titles.

The library also provides more traditional library services like computer classes, meeting spaces, and quiet places to study.

The library is very popular, on track to reach 100,000 visitors in its first year.

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Published by

Suzanne

Coordinator of Library Services, Parham Road Campus

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