by: Mike W. Thomas
The San Antonio
International Airport has unveiled two Digital Library kiosks that will
allow travelers to check out digital media to take on trips.
The kiosks were funded by the Friends of the San Antonio Public
Library at a cost of $26,000.
The kiosks will allow library patrons to browse the library's
digital media content which can then be checked out and downloaded onto a mobile
device for a limited time. Materials can be checked out for three weeks at a
time before expiring.
In addition to allowing travelers to check out online
materials, the kiosks will serve as a rapid recharging station for mobile
The San Antonio Public Library is also debuting a new feature
that will allow out-of-town travelers to get a temporary library card that they
can use during their visit. The cards are good for 24 hours and have a limit of
three items that can be checked out for seven days.
The San Antonio Public Library has 26 locations throughout the
city as well as a Library portal at the Briscoe Western Art
Museum, and an extensive collection of e-books and online resources. For
more information visit mysapl.org or call
from: San Antonio Business Journal