When the Jubilee library opened in Brighton, UK it was described as the ‘library of the future‘. However some have complained that whilst the building is futuristic, the books are not.

Maybe the books of the future are on their way though. The publisher Bloomsbury has been searching for something to do with its Harry Potter windfall, and this is one of the things they have come up with.

The Bloomsbury Library Online is an electronic book service for libraries. The libraries choose which books to ‘stock’ and library members can read the books through a viewer which is available in the library. It’s just a trial at the moment, with 4 different titles available, so it remains to be seen whether UK libraries will embrace the future.

Via Wired UK


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Lucy is English and first ventured out of the UK she was 19. Since then she has lived in 4 different countries and tried to see as much of the world as possible. She loves learning languages, learning about different cultures and hearing different points of view.