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Library hot spot opens at Philadelphia airport

“Philadelphia International Airport has partnered with the Free Library of Philadelphia to bring the library’s electronic resources to airport customers in a brand new Virtual Library Hot Spot. The Virtual Library Hot Spot, situated on the busy walkway between Terminals D and E, will allow customers to log on to the airport’s free Wi-Fi to access the library’s e-books, nearly 1,200 author podcasts, and other digital content. Much of the Free Library’s digital content, including classic titles and podcasts, is available to anyone, but a free library card is necessary to download nonclassic titles and some digital content.” (via Courier-Post)

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Nothing to read? Airport libraries to the rescue

“It’s appropriate that a book celebrating the 75th anniversary of Nashville International Airport includes a page — and a charming photo — documenting the library branch that opened on-site in 1962. Staffed by a librarian who received an extra $4 in her paycheck to cover airport parking, the Nashville Public Library reading room was the first time a public library was ever established in a municipal airport.” (via USA Today)

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Florida Library Makes 34,000 Ebooks Available at International Airport

Digital Shift – “Travelers at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport can now download free ebooks from the Broward County Library while they wait to claim their luggage. The partnership between the library and the airport began during the summer but only recently has begun to attract notice. The airport all together has 36 LCD screens that are reserved for advertisements or public service announcements. Twelve screens near the baggage claim now also display a QR code that the traveler can scan with a QR code reader app on their smartphone or electronic reading device, and then they can access over 34,000 public domain titles via the library’s OverDrive platform. No library card is required and the titles never expire.” (Thanks Kathleen)

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