Ride & Read Today
BiblioTech and VIA Metropolitan Transit have partnered to bring Bexar County’s all-digital public library to the traveling public with the new “Ride & Read” program.
This new partnership brings VIA on board with BiblioTech’s mission to enhance education and literacy, promote reading as recreation, and equip residents with necessary tools to thrive in our modern landscape.
Kiosks and ADA-accessible wall-mounted screens will be installed at VIA transit and information centers throughout the service area.
Via Bibliotech Kiosk Locations
The new BiblioTech freestanding kiosk and ADA-compliant wall-mounted screen are available at the following locations:
- Downtown Information Center
- Centro Plaza
- Ellis Alley Transit Center
- Medical Center Transit Center
- Crossroads Park & Ride
- North Star Transit Center
Sign Up Is Free And Easy
- Visit one of the kiosks, download the Cloud Library mobile app or go to the BiblioTech website for more information.
- Register for a free digital library card
- Login to your account
- Begin selecting and reading your favorite titles
VIA riders can use the kiosks to register as BiblioTech patrons, then browse and download books from a collection of more than 40,000 e-book titles. Once a rider’s selections are downloaded to a mobile device such as a smartphone, tablet or laptop, the e-books remain available for two weeks before the titles are electronically returned. All registered BiblioTech patrons can use VIA’s free 4G LTE WiFi, available on all buses and at all transit centers, to access BiblioTech’s apps, and browse and download books, movies, music and periodicals.
BiblioTech Digital Library is the first all-digital public library in the United States, located in Bexar County, Texas. Since the doors of the first branch opened on September 14th, 2013, BiblioTech has actively worked to bridge literacy and technology gaps in San Antonio and surrounding areas by establishing a community presence at the physical locations as well as an online presence through the digital collections and resources.
Membership to the library is free to all Bexar County residents. Access to the digital collection is available 24/7.