The future library is the brainchild of Bexar County (TX, San Antonio area) Judge Nelson Wolff who got the idea while while reading Walter Isaacson’s biography of Steve Jobs.
“It’s not a replacement for the (city) library system, it’s an enhancement,” says Wolff who also happens to be a book collector. The library hopes to secure at least $250,000 to acquire the first 10,000 titles. There will also be 100 e-readers available for checkout.
“We wanted to find a low-cost, effective way to bring reading and learning to the county and also focus on the change in the world of technology…It will help people learn,” said Wolff.
artist’s conception of how it might look