Library Update

The Digital Library Community Project is an exciting and innovative initiative that provides a gateway to San Antonio Public Library’s extensive Digital Collection in locations across our community. The purpose of the Project is to increase public awareness and use of the Library’s free digital collections and services.

The Digital Library Community Project is a two-dimensional wallpaper that resembles a bookshelf. The “books” on the shelf have QR codes that link to individual titles. There are also QR codes that link to the complete OverDrive collection (eBooks, eAudiobooks, magazines, movies and music.)

Library card holders visiting the Digital Library simply use their smart phone or WiFi enabled mobile device to scan the QR code on the book, movie or song title of their choice, or access the entire SAPL digital collection with the general QR codes. There are also some simple steps to download free apps that support the experience.

This project is an example of how SAPL continues to deliver the latest on demand products that meet the demands of an ever mobile, internet-connected world.

Digital library installations are located at:

D.R. Semmes YMCA

Bob Ross Senior Center

Alicia Treviño Lopez Senior Center

Haven for Hope

Connect at Central

Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center

Barshop Jewish Community Center

South Side Lions Community Center

Woodlawn Community Center

Lions Field Adult and Senior Center

The Ronald R. Darner Parks and Recreation Operations Headquarters

The Kampmann Library Portal at the Briscoe Western Art Museum

2015 Scheduled Installations include: San Antonio Children’s Museum –April, Doris Griffin Senior One-Stop Center – May, District 10 Senior Center – TBD pending construction.

The project also includes three digital library kiosks, installed in late 2014, at the San Antonio International Airport that act as a gateway to SAPL’s extensive Digital Library.

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