This New Library Of The Future Brings You Your Books Via Robot

The new James B. Hunt Library at North Carolina State University shows what can happen when you marry a library with cutting-edge technology and interesting design--plus an automated librarian. In a digital age where many commentators tolled the death knell for the book-bound library, we’ve reported time and time again that the libraries of the future are the ones that react and adapt to new technology, not run from it. A library that’s recently opened embodies this philosophy. The James B. Hunt Library at North Carolina State University blends novel technology with exciting design by Norwegian architecture firm Snøhetta.Read Full Story     Continue reading at 'Fast Company'

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