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.

Nate Hoffelder

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader: He's here to chew bubble gum and fix broken websites, and he is all out of bubble gum. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills at the drop of a hat. He fixes author sites, and shares what he learns on The Digital Reader's blog. In his spare time, he fosters dogs for A Forever Home, a local rescue group.

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