A library in Texas, called a BiblioTech, is on target to reach 100,000 visitors in it's first year! The concept, while not new or original, is the first in the nation. The library offers 48 iMac computers onsite as well as reading tablets that can be checked out with up to 5 books at a time. Most of the time at least half of the e-readers are on loan!
Budgets are now dedicated to purchasing book titles, not on space or replacement inventory. The space offers patrons a quiet place to read, study and peruse the web. While many people scoff at the idea of not having an actual book in their hands, actual users appreciate the cleanliness and sleek design.