Retouched by Retiring Giuy
Library-a-Go-Go comes to El Cerrito del Norte BART station. (Bay Area Rapid Transit, 6/15/2009)
Will fully automated library kiosks get rid of libraries? (Public Libraries, 1/26/2012)
Book vending machines could expand literacy. (Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter, 4/15/2017. Hat tip to Mark Arend.)
‘Robotic’ Libraries Return To BART Stations, Shopping Center. (CBS SF Bay Area, 3/27/2015)
First installed 7 years ago, the $90,000 machines began having the normal problems that could be expected with one-of-a-kind vending kiosks. For the past year and then some, the three machines have been completely dark.
Original 3/23/2013 post, Pew Research: Innovative Library Services "In the Wild" (Contra Costa County Library "Library-a-Go-Go"), starts here.
Pew Research: Innovative Library Services "in the Wild".
Library-a-Go-Go was introduced in 2008.
However.....Library Book-Vending Machines Losing Ground to eBooks. (6/29/2012)
Photo credit: Retiring Guy's Dad (circa 1960)
Skokie Public Library digital media lab. (3/23/2013)