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Brand New Library ‘Vending Machine’ Lands on Treasure Island

Check out books from a standalone book kiosk at Island Cove Market
By - posted 2/20/2023 No Comment

Here’s one for the books: a standalone book kiosk heralded as the first of its kind in San Francisco just launched on Treasure Island Saturday morning, February 18, 2023.

Hopefully, folks will be booking it to the event celebrating the San Francisco Public Library Book Stop, a kiosk housing a permanent, standalone collection of popular books for all ages on Treasure Island.

“The kiosk is an electronic machine located in the entryway of the Cove Market. It’s the size of a snack vending machine. You can see the books inside. It makes it much easier for people to check out a book. You scan your library card, the door opens and you can take out the book of your choice,” said Jaime Wong, a spokeswoman for the San Francisco Public Library,

The location is Island Cove Market, 800 Avenue H, Treasure Island.

The Kiosk is Easy to Use

  1. Scan your card.
  2. Type in your PIN.
  3. Open door.
  4. Take your books—they’re automatically checked out when you close the door!
  5. Return to the SFPL Book Stop (ideal!) or any other Library location.

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