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Library in a Box

Lending_Library_2011_Wrapped[2] Lending machines for books got some press a couple of years ago when Brodart had one at ALA.  Books in vending machines isn't a new idea and apparently they've been popular overseas for some time time, though more in a "vending" than "lending" way.

What's happened since then?
Library lending machines came up for a brief discussion at an SCLS Technology Committee meeting. Result of discussion: "interested libraries should find out more about them."

The Toronto library has investigated them.

Some libraries across the country have implemented them.

Information about Brodart's Lending Library product

What do you think about library lending machines? 

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