Monthly Archives: September 2013

Bexar County Digital Library, the first public digital library

Bexar County Digital Library
“A library without books” would be the suggestive payoff of this public library equipped only with digital devices. It’s a $2.4 million library system (with 500.000 private donations). “The facility is equipped with 700 e-readers, 200 enhanced e-readers preloaded for children, 48 iMac desktop computing stations, nine Mac laptops, 40 iPads, four interactive touch screen tables and an X-Box gaming system hooked up to two large screens. The e-book collection is provided by 3M Cloud Library and includes 10,000 titles, with plans for more. The library includes an Internet cafe, children’s learning area, digital research room, a reading commons, group study rooms and a community room. Hours are noon to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.”