Come Fall 2013, a new library will be opened in Bexar County, Texas, providing visitors with a bank of e-Readers for borrowing e-books … obviously books of the traditional paper variety will be glaringly absent. This project marks the first public library to be built as an all-digital service and just to make sure library-goers are in no doubt that it’s the 21st century, the interior will feature a design influenced by Apple retail stores.
The library, known as the BiblioTech, was announced by Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff. Inspired while reading Apple founder Steve Job’s biography, Wolff said he envisions several bookless libraries around the county, including in far-flung suburbs. “It’s not a replacement for the (city) library system, it’s an enhancement,” Wolff said.
Exciting ? Read more about it at BiblioTech of Texas
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The new University of Aberdeen Library was designed by Danish architects schmidt hammer lassen, to provide a 21st century learning and research environment for students, University staff, visitors and the public.
It conceptualizes the shape of a cube evoking the ice and light of the North, expanding over eight levels, around an asymmetrical atrium offering spectacular views over the city of Aberdeen and across the North Sea.
With a vast collection of over a million of books and providing an advanced learning environment, its best achievement in the design is the ‘Green’ effort in using photo-voltaic cells to supplement the building’s electricity requirements. A water recycling system to collect rain water for the use in lavatories.
More about its ‘Green’ effect, read more at University of Aberdeen New Library
Welcome to 2013, friends!
This year Civica Library & Learning is participating in the Fickr Picture a Day Challenge, with the aim to document our life in both Australia and Singapore. We’ve got a team of happy snappers ready to take pics and show you what’s it’s *really like* working for Civica .
2013PAD has library participants from around the world – it’s not too late for you to also sign up if you’re into that kind of thing.