Would you like a library book with that candy bar?

I was wandering through the exhibit hall when I cam across this. You're looking at is a vending machine for library books. It's made by an Ontario based library services company called Brodart.

The machine is self contained, and comes with a barcode scanner, receipt printer, and a second barcode scanner inside (for stockng new content). This unit can be placed away from library facilities and still be integrated into the system, so I'm going to assume it either has a phone plug in back or it has its own cell connection.

About Nate Hoffelder (11477 Articles)
Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader: "I've been into reading ebooks since forever, but I only got my first ereader in July 2007. Everything quickly spiraled out of control from there. Before I started this blog in January 2010 I covered ebooks, ebook readers, and digital publishing for about 2 years as a part of MobileRead Forums. It's a great community, and being a member is a joy. But I thought I could make something out of how I covered the news for MobileRead, so I started this blog."

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