Shelves with library books

VIA provides commuters with access to digital library

VIA Metropolitan Transit (TX) and BiblioTech have teamed up to provide commuters with easy access to Bexar County’s digital library. Users can navigate to the www.bibliotechread.com website and have instant access to reading materials without needing to sign up for an account.

“Commute times vary and we want to accommodate as many riders as possible,” said county judge Nelson Wolff in a statement. “Riders will be able to start reading with greater ease, which will hopefully allow our full membership enrollment to grow as more users experience the unique value proposition of BiblioTech.”

Offerings include fiction and non-fiction, and Spanish-language content is available.  Customers can access the website from any bus stop or transit center in Bexar County.

“We want to meet the library patron in their everyday activities – because we can,” said BiblioTech administrator Laura Cole. “The regular or even occasional bus ride presents us with an opportunity to enhance their day and VIA’s free WiFi service allows us to do that.”

BiblioTech kiosks and wall-mounted ADA-compliant screens were installed at several VIA locations.

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