GoLibrary or Library-a-Go-Go (Swedish: Bokomaten) is a book vending machine used by libraries in Sweden and the U.S. state of California. The Contra Costa Library was the body that first brought these novel machines to the United States.
|A young woman holding a book next to a bokomaten machine in Sweden[dead link]|
The machines were developed by the Swedish company Distec and are in use on the Bay Area Rapid Transit system at its Pittsburg/Bay Point, El Cerrito del Norte, and Millbrae Stations. The Pittsburg and El Cerrito machines are operated by the Contra Costa Public Library System. That organization also has a machine at Sandy Cove Shopping Center in Discovery Bay, California a town without a library. The machine in Millbrae is operated by the Peninsula Library System.
- In California, a New ATM for Books Debuts. Lynn Blumenstein. Library Journal. 26-02-2008. Retrieved 07-05-2011.
- The California State Library GoLibrary Project uses automated materials vending to aid underserved populations in new ways. Susan Kantor-Horning. Library Journal. 15-08-2009. Retrieved 07-05-2011.
- Library-a-Go-Go comes to El Cerrito del Norte BART Station. Press release. BART. 15-06-2009. Retrieved 2011-08-15.
- Library book lending machine opens at Millbrae BART Station. Press release. BART. 05-05-2011. Retrieved 07-05-2011.
- Contra Costa Library Brings Book Dispensing Machines to U.S.. Cathy E. Sanford. Library Marketing. September October 2008. Vol. 22. Number 5. Page 1. Retrieved 07-05-2011.
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- Library-a-Go-Go. Contra Costa County Library website. 2011. Retrieved 07-05-2011.
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