A new machine in Scarsdale targets commuting bookworms . . .
Meet Library Express – an ATM-style book-lending machine that permits cardholders to take out and return library books 24/7. The new machine, the first in New York and only the third in the country, is located at the East Parkway entrance to the Scarsdale train station. It is stocked with new popular fiction, non-fiction, children’s and teen books. The book selections are made by library staff and rotated frequently to appeal to a variety of readers. Users simply scan their library card into the machine and search for items by genre or by viewing the entire list. Books are dispensed in a clear plastic container along with a receipt, and must be returned to the machine in the same container.
The machine is available to anyone with a Westchester Library System card.
The project was funded by the Village of Scarsdale, the Westchester Library System and the Friends of the Scarsdale Public Library.