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Category:Future of libraries
There are a multitude of ways that books and libraries are still being innovated. The Toronto Public library allows book mobiles to circulate in case patrons could not visit in the bitter cold, or areas too remote to reach a library. Their grandiosity is lost to the populations not served or reluctant to enter such grand places. "Improbable Libaries" by Alex Johnson shows how libraries have been adapted in many different cultures. These libraries instead of relying on scale and volume have catered to the needs of patrons. The camel library for nomadic cultures in the Gobi desert and the tea house filled with trees and books in Shanghai was one of many appropriatians made to reach many different areas of the world.
Johnson, A. (2015). Improbable libraries: A visual journey to the world's most unusual libraries. University of Chicago Press.