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ERIC Number: EJ929979
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jun
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
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ISSN: ISSN-1041-7915
Amsterdam's Airport Library Serves Passengers in 30 Languages
Dempsey, Kathy
Computers in Libraries, v31 n5 p31-33 Jun 2011
In the summer of 2010, Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam started offering the world's first library in an airport. This article describes Airport Library which is no ordinary library. It holds more than 1,200 items, but it lends nothing. It operates 24/7, yet it's only staffed by volunteers for 2 or 3 hours a day. It offers just nine public-access computers, and it has no OPAC. There are specialized chairs that play music and videos, but there is no internet access. This unique library was built on a foundation of strong partnerships, and at the helm is ProBiblio, a Dutch library service organization.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Netherlands (Amsterdam)