Welcome to the bookless library

Reading by  Jeremy Keith used under creative commons license CC BY 2.0

Reading by Jeremy Keith used under creative commons license CC BY 2.0

An interesting university library has recently opened in the United States. This is a library without a single print book. Have a look here.

The Annoyed Librarian is not a big fan, describing it as having ‘the charm of a display office set up at Ikea’. But Library Director Kathryn Miller emphasized ‘that it’s the information that’s key, not its form, and the student’s appropriate use of it’.

What do you think?

 

3 comments

  1. wake up call again to the librarians. Yes it is true that less print books should exist along side e-books.If you recall the days of prediction of “library without wall” it was bizarre but today…… so also, paperless library is a reality we must face because soon…………… it is 100% possible.

  2. I’ve not been in one myself, but I keep thinking of that quote, ‘A home without books is like a body without a soul’. Thanks for sharing your experience!

  3. There is also a library in San Antonio where as you walk into this so called library if feels like you are walking into an Apple Store. No books what so ever, just computers and e-readers and i-devices. It’s terrible. I think that there needs to be a balance of techie stuff and hard copy books. But I think that I am just being too old-fashioned.

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