The New York Public Library announced that it has spent a whopping $2.6 billion on a conveyor to run throughout the library. According to their website, “The cars pick up requested materials from the newly-expanded Milstein Research Stacks – which now have two levels that can hold up to 4 million research volumes – and deliver the materials to library staff in two locations: one on the first floor and the other in the Rose Main Reading Room. Staff then provide the materials to researchers for use in the library.”
The NYPL is definitely taking their next steps into the digital age. In addition to the NYPL train, the library released 300,000 books on an app called SimplyE. You can read these books, but only if you have a library card!
NYC is a wonderful place for us readers!
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