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A Library-A-Go-Go machine at the El Cerrito del Norte BART station and transit hub in California

GoLibrary or Library-a-Go-Go (Swedish: Bokomaten) is a book vending machine used by libraries in Sweden and the U.S. state of California.[1][2][3][4] The Contra Costa Library was the body that first brought these machines to the United States.[5][6]


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machine in SwedenbokomatenA young woman holding a book next to a

The machines were developed by the Swedish company Sandy Cove Shopping Center in Discovery Bay, California a town without a library.[1][2][3][7] The machine in Millbrae is operated by the Peninsula Library System.[1][2][4]

The Yuba County Library, which has only one outlet and a bookmobile, plans to add a GoLibrary machine as well.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f In California, a New ATM for Books Debuts. Lynn Blumenstein. Library Journal. 26-02-2008. Retrieved 07-05-2011.
  2. ^ a b c d e The California State Library GoLibrary Project uses automated materials vending to aid underserved populations in new ways. Susan Kantor-Horning. Library Journal. 15-08-2009. Retrieved 07-05-2011.
  3. ^ a b c d Library-a-Go-Go comes to El Cerrito del Norte BART Station. Press release. BART. 15-06-2009. Retrieved 2011-08-15.
  4. ^ a b c Library book lending machine opens at Millbrae BART Station. Press release. BART. 05-05-2011. Retrieved 07-05-2011.
  5. ^ Contra Costa Library Brings Book Dispensing Machines to U.S.. Cathy E. Sanford. Library Marketing. September October 2008. Vol. 22. Number 5. Page 1. Retrieved 07-05-2011.
  6. ^ Pioneering Service
  7. ^ Library-a-Go-Go. Contra Costa County Library website. 2011. Retrieved 07-05-2011.

External links

  • GoLibrary website
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