It’s happening. Bexar County, Texas isn’t doing away with their other library branches, they’re just making one of them an eBook-only space modeled after an Apple store.
Here’s a hint to how this new branch will work:
“At the first library, residents will be able to check out one of 100 e-readers available for home use.
Wolff said there may be some losses of the $100 devices, but “we do have your name, we do have your address. You check it out for two weeks, just like a library book. In two weeks, your e-book goes dead, so you won’t have anything worth keeping.”