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First 'bookless' library opens in US

The first library without a single book in it will open in Texas, US.

The 100% digital centre will open in Autumn 2013 in Baxar County after its county judge Nelson Wolff was inspired to create a digitally native library while reading the Steve Jobs autobiography by Walter Isaccson.

It will be called BiblioTech and provide thousands of free digital books to users, but no physical ones. It cost around $250,000 to secure 10,000 digital titles for the library, according to the San Antonio Express News.

Harlandale Independent School District Interim Superintendent Rey Madrigal said: “There's no question that the children of Harlandale and our parents and this community are going to benefit from such a resource as a bookless library. It's an extension of what we do already.”