Bibliotech http://tpr.org en Bexar County's Bibliotech Shares Accessibility Message In The Netherlands http://tpr.org/post/bexar-countys-bibliotech-shares-accessibility-message-netherlands <p>Bexar County’s Bibliotech is an international hot topic this week. The all-digital library's two directors are speaking to their counterparts of book-based libraries in the Netherlands.</p><p>After representatives from&nbsp;Stichting Bibliotheek, the national library foundation in The Netherlands, made a trip here in January to get a tour, they were eager for Bibliotech’s key people to speak at a conference.</p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 21:32:13 +0000 Eileen Pace 29047 at http://tpr.org Bexar County's Bibliotech Shares Accessibility Message In The Netherlands HHS Sec. Sebelius Stops In San Antonio To Push Affordable Care Act Enrollment http://tpr.org/post/hhs-sec-sebelius-stops-san-antonio-push-affordable-care-act-enrollment <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius made a tour through San Antonio Friday to encourage more people to enroll in health coverage under the Affordable Care Act.</span></p><p>Sebelius<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> joined </span>Bexar<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> County Judge Nelson Wolff on a final push before the March 31 open enrollment deadline to talk about health care and offer examples of people who are satisfied with the Affordable Care Act program.</span></p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 19:28:13 +0000 Eileen Pace 27523 at http://tpr.org HHS Sec. Sebelius Stops In San Antonio To Push Affordable Care Act Enrollment Even Overseas, Bexar County Service Members Can Check Out Books From BiblioTech http://tpr.org/post/even-overseas-bexar-county-service-members-can-check-out-books-bibliotech <p>As Bexar County’s digital bookless library nears three months in operation, service men and women overseas from Bexar County will receive their own library cards in the mail.</p><p>Use of BiblioTech is reserved for people who live within Bexar County, even if those people are thousands of miles away. Over the next few weeks, BiblioTech staff are mailing 8000 personal letters to the men and women in the armed forces from Bexar County . In each envelope, a library card with their login information so they can download their own books.</p> Tue, 03 Dec 2013 22:42:46 +0000 Joey Palacios 22948 at http://tpr.org Even Overseas, Bexar County Service Members Can Check Out Books From BiblioTech Affordable Care Act Navigators Will Be At Bibliotech To Help With Enrollment http://tpr.org/post/affordable-care-act-navigators-will-be-bibliotech-help-enrollment <p>Bexar<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> County is offering space at </span>Bibliotech<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> for residents to get help with signing up for coverage under the Affordable Care Act.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The county is partnering with </span>AACOG<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Centro Med, </span>Communicare<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and other community agencies to bring in </span>ACA-certified<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> navigators for the free assistance at </span>Bibliotech<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p> Wed, 13 Nov 2013 22:48:06 +0000 Eileen Pace 21848 at http://tpr.org Affordable Care Act Navigators Will Be At Bibliotech To Help With Enrollment Bookless Public Library Opens In Texas http://tpr.org/post/bookless-public-library-opens-texas An all-digital public library is opening today, as officials in Bexar County, Texas, celebrate the opening of the BiblioTech library. The facility offers about 10,000 free e-books for the 1.7 million residents of the county, which includes San Antonio.<p>On its website, the <a href="http://bexarbibliotech.org/">Bexar County BiblioTech library</a> explains how its patrons can access free eBooks and audio books. Sat, 14 Sep 2013 16:08:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 18524 at http://tpr.org Bookless Public Library Opens In Texas Bexar County Bibliotech Goes Live This Weekend http://tpr.org/post/bexar-county-bibliotech-goes-live-weekend <p>The Bexar<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> County </span>Bibliotech<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is gearing up for its big opening this weekend and </span>staff have been working on community outreach throughout the week to get the word out about the only fully-digital library in the U.S.</p><p>The new <a href="http://bexarbibliotech.org/" target="_blank">Bibliotech digital library</a> encourages kids to play video games and the game tables in the children’s room offer space for more than one child to piece together insect parts and play other educational games.</p> Thu, 12 Sep 2013 21:16:13 +0000 Eileen Pace 18348 at http://tpr.org Bexar County Bibliotech Goes Live This Weekend The Source: The Future Of The Book http://tpr.org/post/source-future-book <p><strong>In the first segment:&nbsp;</strong></p><p></p> Tue, 03 Sep 2013 15:38:49 +0000 Paul Flahive 17791 at http://tpr.org The Source: The Future Of The Book Applications Now Open For BiblioTech Library Cards http://tpr.org/post/applications-now-open-bibliotech-library-cards <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Bexar County residents can now apply for their own BiblioTech library card, as the</span> country’s first bookless all-digital public library gets ready to open its doors less than a month from now.</p><p>When it opens, the library will have 10,000 titles available for download from the publisher 3M.</p> Tue, 20 Aug 2013 19:33:47 +0000 Joey Palacios 16985 at http://tpr.org Applications Now Open For BiblioTech Library Cards All-Digital Bibliotech Library Gets State Accreditation http://tpr.org/post/all-digital-bibliotech-library-gets-state-accreditation <p>The Bexar County Bibliotech all-digital library has passed another milestone on its way to a grand opening in September, receiving its official accreditation.</p><p>The accreditation from the Texas State Library and Archives Commission will allow the new library to operate for its first year.</p><p>"They’ve been a wonderful supporter for us, very enthusiastic," said Bibliotech Project Manager Laura Cole.</p> Wed, 17 Jul 2013 14:14:28 +0000 Eileen Pace 14937 at http://tpr.org All-Digital Bibliotech Library Gets State Accreditation Construction Begins On Digital 'BiblioTech' Library For Fall Opening http://tpr.org/post/construction-begins-digital-bibliotech-library-fall-opening <p>BiblioTech, the nation’s first bookless public library, is now in the construction phase after Bexar County began demolition on walls in the Precinct 1 satellite office this morning.</p><p>Come this fall the county will open BiblioTech on Pleasanton Road with more than 10,000 electronic titles that can be downloaded to e-readers or tablets.</p><p>Commissioner Chico Rodriguez said BiblioTech is not taking anything away from the city’s current library system.</p> Fri, 12 Apr 2013 20:58:55 +0000 Joey Palacios 9584 at http://tpr.org Construction Begins On Digital 'BiblioTech' Library For Fall Opening