Library

Books Ready to Go at New 24/7 Library in Bonsall

Bonsall residents can skip the trip to Fallbrook and check out County library books and DVDs any time of day or night in their own neighborhood, thanks to a new 24/7 Library To Go.

The County Library opened its second of the kiosks during a ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday. That followed the successful debut of the first 24/7 Library To Go at the County Operations Center in Kearny Mesa last December.

Previously, Bonsall residents had to travel to other communities with County library branches or wait for the County bookmobile to stop by Bonsall every other week. The new self-service kiosk allows residents to use their library card to check out more than 300 books and movies around the clock for free. The kiosk even offers free Wi-Fi.

“I am an avid reader and I think the only thing better than a library is 24-hour access to one any day of the week,” said Supervisor Bill Horn. “This new Library To Go offers Bonsall residents access to endless stories and adventures without ever leaving their own community.”

The kiosk is located at the Bonsall Community Center near Bonsall Elementary so kids can walk over and check out books on their own before or after school.  

“The kiosk cost $250,000 versus a 20,000-square-foot library that would have cost $10 million,” said Library Director Jose Aponte. “We’re always trying to do more with less. This innovative technology comes at the right price and enables us to increase our customers’ access to library services.”

Plans are in the works to install more kiosks in parts of the County that currently do not have access to the Library. For more information about the County Library, visit www.sdcl.org.

 

 

 

Tracy DeFore is a communications specialist with the County of San Diego Communications Office. Contact