• Read to the pup

    Chopper listens:

    3:30 p.m. every

    Monday

  • Tech help is here

    Sign up for

    free help

    with your iPad

  • Write a review

    We will post

    it on our site.

    Ask for a form!

  • Family story time!

    Join us at

    10:30 a.m.

    Saturdays!

  • Learn to repair damaged books

    Hear our expert

    conservator:

    10 a.m. Feb. 20

  • Exercise class

    Come in at

    9:30 Tuesdays,

    Thursdays thru May

  • Program for dads

    Discipline vs.

    punishment:

    7:30 p.m. Feb. 8

  • Grownup coloring

    5:30 p.m. Monday,

    Feb. 22, at the library.

    Join us!

  • Goodies for you!

    Homemade goodies

    from 10 to 4

    on Thursday!

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9

Search the Catalog

Librarian Blog

  • Status of 'The Book'

    Our book about the May 23, 2015, flood of the Blanco River in Wimberley is at the printer as of...

  • Just grow up ...

    I've been out of the daily college millieu for a long, long time so I haven't a clue about the...

About the presidential elections:
  • Votes: (0%)
  • Votes: (0%)
  • Votes: (0%)
  • Votes: (0%)
  • Votes: (0%)
  • Votes: (0%)
  • Votes: (0%)
  • Votes: (0%)
Total Votes:
First Vote:
Last Vote:
Text Size

The Applied Engineering and Technology library at the University of Texas at San Antonio made headlines a few years back by going bookless.

Everything is digital, and patrons have access to something like 50,000 e-journals and 470 databases.

Pretty darn impressive.

Infodocket.com reported last week that the library has served more than 160,000 students and faculty since going bookless in March 2010.

Infodocket makes it sound like this is a major feat.

But, if you have to access materials relevant to your field of study and you cannot do so, what real alternative do you have? You may not like using all digital materials, but what else can you do?

So, count me out as a cheerleader.

Oh, and I wonder about a statistic quoted by Infodocket: It said the library welcomes an average of 1,900 visitors per week when classes are in session.

Sounds pretty good until you realize that the Wimberley Village Library averages more than 2,200 visitors per week.

Add comment


Security code
Refresh

DMC Firewall is a Joomla Security extension!