Officials float kiosk as library alternative
twistedlibrarian writes "As the search continues for a new home for the Lake Elmo Library, county officials are considering a way of providing library service they haven't tried before: a kiosk.
The machine, which would be located in a public building in the city, would allow patrons to search, order, pick up and drop off library books.
Patrons would have access to the Internet, local library information and the library's online catalog. Those using the kiosk could order books from any library in the state â€” through an interlibrary loan â€” and pick up the books either wherever the kiosk is housed or at another library, said Washington County Library Director Patricia Conley.