Robolibraries rolling out in suburbs | The Information Professional |

By Annemarie Mannion, Chicago Tribune reporter:

"Libraries short on cash, parking and staff are looking at self-service options to reach customers during off hours without adding work for employees."

"Tucked into vending machines or train station lockers, robolibraries allow patrons to pick up or drop off DVDs and books at their convenience during a time when many suburban libraries are cutting operating hours.

Others might take the form of kiosks that serve nearly the same function as satellite branches and can allow patrons to access books, movies, videos, music, audio books, games or anything else the library lends."