ATM libraries promote reading habits | The Information Professional |

28(Xinhuanet)--"Beijing has recently seen an increasing number of so-called ATM libraries--the 24-hour self-service machines which allow people to borrow and return books without the help of librarians.

Anyone who wants to borrow books from the ATM library only needs to swipe their second-generation Identity Card and put down 100 yuan in cash deposit collateral. They can borrow a maximum of five books each time and return these four weeks later or extend the borrowing period by two weeks."