The University of Texas at San Antonio designed its new, entirely bookless Applied Engineering and Technology (AET) Library to engage students in an online format within a contemporary new space.
The library offers:
- 425,000 e-books
- 18,000 e-journal subscriptions.
- Skilled science and engineering librarians to help students who need research assistance.
- ultra-modern furniture and space age decor
- 10 desktop computers, a printer, a scanner and five large LCD screens.
- group study niches and three group study rooms outfitted with whiteboards.
- pre-loaded collections of eBooks on eReader devices such as iPad or Kindle for students to check out and take home.
"As our campus becomes a national research university, it is important that we continue to create communities that engage students," said Krisellen Maloney, UTSA dean of libraries. "In this library, we encourage collaboration. We want to hear our students talking and solving problems together. This is the beginning of their training as professional engineers and scientists."