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You Can Now Check Out Library eBooks at Seattle’s Airport

14 December 2016

From The Digital Reader:

Over the past few years the King County Library System has operated pop-up free book kiosks at Seattle’s Sea-Tac Airport, but when the librarians were setting up a permanent presence, they decided to go digital.

KCLS announced on Facebook earlier this month that they had installed two OverDrive media kiosks in Sea-Tac Airport:

Are you travelling this holiday season? Be sure to check out the new KCLS eBook kiosks at SeaTac near the A or D concourse. No library card needed!

There’s bright orange signs throughout the airport to let travelers know about the wealth of online materials (books, movies, music) available through kcls.org. We think you’ll be pleasantly surprised by what you find.

Link to the rest at The Digital Reader

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7 Comments to “You Can Now Check Out Library eBooks at Seattle’s Airport”

  1. It’s a great way to get Overdrive books (which are, in my experience, overpriced BPH books) into the hands of people who don’t have experience with them. The great mass of people haven’t discovered library ebooks, which is a shame.

  2. I’m sure the shops are delighted at the competition.

  3. bowerbird intelligentleman

    it’s not even 8:45 in the morning,
    and alicia has already given me
    my chuckle for the day. thanks!

    -bowerbird

  4. And in other news my mother can get her library books anywhere she can find an internet connection. Nice to know the Seattle Airport has one of those …

  5. Sounds like a practice that will influence publishers to keep prices high for libraries.

  6. > passengers traveling through the local airport
    > could download free ebooks sourced from
    > Project Gutenberg.

    Why can’t they just download from Gutenberg or archive.org directly, then? And for that matter, much of Google Books’ content is downloadable.

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