Wednesday, October 29, 2014

San Antonio airport installs digital library kiosks for travelers

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 devices.

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 or call 210-207-2500.

from: San Antonio Business Journal

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