First U.S. Bookless Public Library to Look Like an Apple Store
Bexar County, Texas has unveiled plans to open the country's first completely bookless library, reports MySanAntonio.
The library system, called BiblioTech, will launch with a prototype location on the South Side opening this the fall.
“If you want to get an idea what it looks like, go into an Apple store,” Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff said.
Wolff says he was inspired when reading the biography of Steve Jobs and he envisions more bookless libraries around the county.
“It's not a replacement for the (city) library system, it's an enhancement,” Wolff said. “People are always going to want books, but we won't be doing that in ours.”
About $250,000 will need to be spent for the first 10,000 book titles. Design and construction costs aren't set yet; however, money will be saved by using a county-owned building.
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