A new countywide library system in Texas is a little different than most libraries: this one will be completely bookless.
When someone working at NASA needs a new tool, they don't exactly head down to the nearest Home Depot with a purchase order. Because so many of the tools are really specialized, they tend to get custom built to order. Now NASA might create a lending library to cut costs while keeping track of all their ultra-cool custom tech tools.
All your e-books are belong to us. That sums up Amazon's Library Lending service pretty well. Get ready to borrow all the free e-books your Kindle (or Kindle app) can handle, because the service is live, as of today.
Books are an endangered species, at least in their current form. But until every book is digitized and available in a database somewhere, libraries carrying physical books still have their place. And the new Grand Reading Room of the Joe and Rika Mansueto library is a pretty crazy version of those.
The library just became a whole lot more relevant again. Amazon says Kindle users will be allowed to borrow e-books from over 11,000 US public libraries later this year. Yay, free literature, but there's a catch.