CHICAGO (CBS) — Evanston is popping a brand new chapter in the way in which individuals can get digital library books in that metropolis.
The Evanston Public Library, considered one of solely 5 within the nation, is introducing pop-up libraries the place readers can have entry to 4 cellular hotspots “full of free books across the metropolis in busy, high-traffic locations which might be marked with posters,” based on Jill Schacter of the Evanston Public Library.
It’s a pilot effort to supply patrons with entry exterior library buildings “to take away boundaries to service comparable to not having a library card or not with the ability to come into the library,” mentioned Schacter.
Upon getting into a library web site, patrons can obtain a ebook of their selection utilizing a sensible gadget. After tapping the pop-up library WiFi connection, individuals can go to the web site on a delegated poster to pick out a ebook. A immediate will seem to obtain the ebook. No app is required.
“We’re wanting ahead to offering a brand new option to entry the Evanston Public Library’s eBook assortment in handy locations exterior the partitions of our libraries the place we’d like to enhance service,” mentioned Library Director Karen Danczak Lyons. “We hope to welcome new members to our household of EPL patrons.”
The next websites are designated EPL pop-up libraries:
- Erie Household Well being Middle (1285 Hartrey Ave, Evanston, IL 60202)
- Presence St. Francis Hospital (355 Ridge Ave, Evanston, IL 60202)
- Fleetwood-Jourdain Group Middle (1655 Foster St, Evanston, IL 60201)
- Robert Crown Middle (1701 Fundamental St, Evanston, IL 60202)