Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Bokomaten, GoLibrary, Library-a-Go-Go

No matter what name you decide to call it, Califa is very excited to be California's exclusive purchasing agent for this book (or video) lending machine that can easily extend the reach of your library services and hours to new locales.

The Contra Costa County Library unveiled the first of four installations to the public last week. This particular unit is housed at the Pittsburg BART Station, so commuters with a valid card will be able to check out and return books at their convenience. Contra Costa County Library is calling their service Library-a-Go-Go.

Yuba County Library installed their GoLibrary machine at the Wheatland Community Center. Yuba opted for a built-in unit that looks similar to an ATM and is available to the public 24/7.

Califa is capturing press information and frequently asked questions about the product. Check back at our Web site or at our GoLibrary page as we continue gathering information. We will begin taking orders for more of our member libraries beginning July 1. Contact Susan Kantor-Horning, Califa Operations Manager, if you have questions and/or want to place an order.

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