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Virtual Pop-Up Library Offers e-Books

Virtual Pop-Up Library Offers e-Books

The Palo Alto City Library is branching out, as it launches three Pop Up Libraries to introduce the joy of reading eBooks. The Pop Up Libraries allow users to connect to a collection of eBooks and begin reading them without needing an app or even a library card. 

To access the eBooks, users simply connect to the wi-fi signal of the Pop Up Libraries, select a book from the available titles, then download it to a smartphone, tablet, or computer. The books can be read on the device for up to three weeks.

Titles in the virtual Pop Up Library include current books for kids and adults, such as the Crazy Rich Asians trilogy by Kevin Kwan, recent books by Lisa Brennan-Jobs and David Sedaris, as well as books for younger readers such as the Geronimo Stilton series. 

The Pop Up Libraries can be accessed at the following locations:

•             Palo Alto Family YMCA (a branch of YMCA of Silicon Valley)

•             Cafe Venetia at Palo Alto Caltrain Station

•             Palo Alto City Hall, 1st Floor Lobby

This is a national experimental project from book distributors Baker and Taylor and their e-book collection called Axis 360. The project was scheduled to run through April 2019, but has now been extended for the foreseeable future.

Last Updated: February 19, 2019