Bexar County using modern technology in library

'Bib­liotech' first for country


SAN ANTONIO - A new county library filled with the tools of modern technology is going in on the south side of San Antonio on Pleasanton Road.

"Bibilotech" is a $1 million project that will be use about 5,000 square feet of an existing county building.

And it will be bookless -- sort of.

"We thought this would be a way that Bexar County could step up and compliment the San Antonio library system," said Nelson Wolff, Bexar County Judge.

The facility will contain 100 eReaders that can be checked out for the usual two-week period, with some 10,000 current digital titles available.  

There will also be 50 computer stations, 25 laptops and 25 tablets to be used at the facility.

"It is hard to say how important this was for this community, " said Sergio "Chico" Rodriguez, Precinct 1 Commissioner.

The library -- unique in the country -- will help fill a huge need on the south side especially for Harlandale ISD students.

"There's a lot of children in Harlandale that don’t have resources," said Rey Madrigal, Harlandale ISD interim superintendent. "Now they can come here and will be able to download information (and) be able to check out these technology pieces to read and learn and go."

The library is a pilot program and should be ready for the community in the fall.


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