Libraries go green, as the first solar-powered library opened in New Zealand. The library is entirely powered by 115 photovoltaic panels. Any energy generated beyond what the library needs will be sold back to the national grid. Additionally, the library has two charging stations for electric cars. Sustainable building elements are throughout the entire new library design.
First solar-powered library
Library patrons in Westford, New Jersey can now use their smart phones as library cards. The CardStar app lets patrons save their library card barcode on their smart phones. Then they can scan the code directly off the phone to check out books.
Use Smart Phone as library card at the Westfield Library
The Oakville Public Library is also joining the smart phone app trend, by offering an app that allows patrons to access their accounts. Patrons can place holds, renew checked out items, check library hours, search collections and download e-books and audiobooks.
Oakville Public Library launches new free smartphone app
Here are some other library news items we found interesting.
Huntsville Public Library joins Houston technology network
NYPL Releases Digital Collections API to the Public
MissCo library system offers ebooks
Learn new languages with library’s new electronic resources
Greenle libraries now offer Zinio news link
Tanzania: PM Unveils Pioneer E-Book Library
Even in the digital age, libraries relevant to community
Little Free Libraries Promote Love of Books
Santa Clara County libraries promote early literacy skills
Dig into reading this summer at New Orleans Public Library
Cincinnati Library Reaches Card Milestone
Abington Library’s Wired Wednesdays Digitize Patrons’ Experience
Texas Library First Ever All-Digital Facility
Flint Public Library offering free passes, discounts to state museums, more with Michigan Activity Pass program
Library gearing up for summer projects, including children’s reading program
Selma Library prepares to offer e-books
The New York Public Library Announces Historic Agreement to Display Original Copy of the Bill of Rights
Library Catering on Wheels
Paramus Library column: New system helps optimize Bergen County libraries
Grand Island library offers digital magazines
Charleston County library offering free digital copies of magazines
Orange libraries offer free technology training online
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