"It's not a replacement for the (city) library system, it's an enhancement," said Wolff. "People are always going to want books, but we won't be doing that in ours."
Residents will be able to take home one of the 100 e-readers that are tentatively planned for check out. Although the devices are expected to each cost $100, Wolff said he's not worried about theft.
"We do have your name, we do have your address. You check it out for two weeks, just like a library book," he said. "In two weeks, your e-book goes dead, so you won't have anything worth keeping."
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Though I'm hesitant to be the disgruntled Luddite railing against technological progress, as a book lover with a healthy collection and fondness for libraries, I have my reservations about BiblioTech. What about you? Do you welcome a bookless future or does this spell the downfall of literature as we know it?
Regardless, I'm going to go give my book shelf a big hug.
Credit: My San Antonio.com