Union Station to have book vending machines

Borrow a book for the road

Toronto has vending machines for everything from chips and pop outside of stores to iPods and iPads in the airport. Now, if you’re too busy to go to the library and check out a book, you’ll soon be able to do so at Union Station.

The Toronto Public Library is planning on installing kiosks for books at one of the busiest areas of the city for commuters. According to a report, the TPL wants to bring books and DVDs to people who might not use their library services because they don’t possess a Toronto address.

Canadian cities such as Ottawa and Edmonton already have book-lending machines, some with lockers for people that want to pick up books they put on hold. The Toronto Public Library has not finalized anything, so we don’t know what they will look like, but we foresee it being a popular spot for commuting readers traveling in and out of the city.

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