Advertising Console

    World's First Bookless Library to Open

    Geo Beats

    by Geo Beats

    The world's first bookless library is slated to open.

    Can a library exist without any books?

    Hard to imagine, but the first bookless library in the United States is due to open in San Antonio, Texas in the fall of 2013.

    The new concept called the BiblioTech will be filled with computer labs, and patrons will be allowed to check out e-book readers for two weeks at a time, or load books onto their own e-readers.

    The man in charge of the project is Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff who said: “We all know the world is changing... I read hardcover books, I have a collection of 1,000 first editions. Books are important to me, but the world is changing and this is the best, most effective way to bring services to our community."

    The American Library Association says that three out of four libraries have an e-book service, and the University of Texas at San Antonio has been successfully running a digital library since 2010.

    What do you think? Would you use the services at a library that only provided digital materials instead of books?