GoLibrary or Library-a-Go-Go (Swedish: Bokomaten) is a book lending machine used by libraries in Sweden and the U.S. state of California. The Contra Costa Library was the body that first brought these machines to the United States.
|A young woman holding a book next to a bokomaten machine in Sweden|
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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