Borrow books on the train!

In an exciting new initiative, Frankston Library Service, in Victoria, Australia, launched Frankston Library Express on 17 February at the Frankston Railway Station.

Frankston Library Express offers a fast lending service of popular paper back titles on Tuesday and Thursday mornings, between 6:30am and 8:30am, at the Frankston Railway Station.

In Victoria's first lending service to commuters, travellers on the Frankston line will be able to select from 300 books including romances, suspense/thrillers, crime, mysteries, classic fiction and general interest non-fiction.

What do others think? Has this been trialled in other countries before? Read what Frankston are doing and let us all know!


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So it's seems like an idea that is being explored in different ways.

There have been a couple of libraries in New South Wales, Gosford and Blue Mountains, who have been very effectively providing a service to train comuters for a few years already.