A new library is opening in Texas that doesn’t have a single physical book within its walls.
ABC news reported that this library, BiblioTech, will be an entirely digital library filled with e-books, laptops, tablets and desktop computers.
The library was inspired by Walter Issacson’s Steve Jobs biography after Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff stumbled upon the book.
“We all know the world is changing. I am an avid book reader. I read hardcover books, I have a collection of 1,000 first editions. Books are important to me,” Wolff told ABC News. “But the world is changing and this is the best, most effective way to bring services to our community.”
The 4,989 square-foot library will house 50 e-readers for the children, 50 computer stations, 25 laptops and 25 tablets. One could even bring one’s own electronic device to the library and download some of the books available.
Bexar County is looking to partner with e-reader companies and have about 10,000 books available to users, and ad more books annually. However, they are currently looking for individuals or groups who would be willing to donate the devices.
What do you guys think of this library without any real books?