Florida Polytechnic University opens with a bookless library

by Rachel Baker on August 25, 2014

This is pretty cool. The newest campus in the Florida State University System has a library with no books. The campus is the Florida Polytechnic University and the idea at the library is to move away from paper.

The main building is the Innovation, Science and Technology Building, which is where most of the 500 new students will spend their time in class. Its second floor includes the Commons, an area that includes its library services.

The Commons does have librarians and Internet connections to all the standard electronic resources of a university library. It provides access to a digital catalog that launched with 135,000 e-books. But take a look around the room, and it’s completely bookless.

That is, unless a student happens to bring an old-style hardcover or paperback to school.

Florida Polytechnic University opens with a bookless library

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