[Duraspace] This university's library doesn't have a single paper book | The Verge

Hilton Gibson hilton.gibson at gmail.com
Mon Sep 1 12:37:59 SAST 2014

*Bookless libraries aren't quite so far-fetched as they used to be.*
Florida Polytechnic University, opening for the first time this fall,
features a $60 million, Santiago Calatrava-designed main building with a
library that doesn't hold a single paper book within its walls. Instead,
the library has space for reading, desks for doing work, and a number of
desktops, laptops, and tablets readily available. It joins a small handful
of universities that have opened such libraries in recent years. Instead of
books, the library has a deal with publishers that lets students access a
title once for free. If any other student "takes out" the ebook of that
title, the library automatically purchases it for its collection.

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