The library is a chance to expand the scope of opportunities for people to learn technology
A New Chapter? A Launch Of The Bookless Library : NPR: "If your idea of a library is row upon row of nicely shelved hardcovers, then you'll be in for a surprise when a planned new library in San Antonio opens this fall. "Think of an Apple store," Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff says while explaining the layout of the new library, BiblioTech. In keeping with technological advances, the county will house a library of neatly arranged LCD screens and gadgets instead of the traditional banquet of dog-eared print and paper books. The public library will be one of the first digital-only libraries of its kind. With 50 computer terminals and a stock of laptops and tablets on-site, the building will also offer an array of preloaded e-readers available for the card-carrying customer to take home. "The library is a chance to expand the scope of opportunities for people to learn technology," Wolff explains. "The world is changing." He contends that the $1.5 million project will be cost-effective, as it'll be located in an existing county-owned building and available to many underserved communities where residents may not have access to at-home computers."
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