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This new college library has exactly zero books

This new college library has exactly zero books
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Let that headline sink in for a minute.

Could this mean the end of paper books as we know them? It certainly could be.

A new college in Florida has opened a very rare, book-free college library. Any books a student might need can be accessed on their pick of e-readers, tablets or laptops.

Of course, students at Florida Polytechnic University can opt to buy physical textbooks at the college's book store, but there are more than 135,000 titles available in the library for free, so it's clear to see what the best decision is.

The titles are free because the University budgeted $60,000 to buy certain titles, meaning students are free to browse their little hearts out.

This concept also redefines the role of librarian. Librarians here don't shelve books, but rather direct students to the right resources.

If the digital version of a title isn't available, students can request a loan from other libraries at 11 other public Florida universities.

What do you think? Is this the end of libraries as we know them? Let me know what you think by posting in the comments below.

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