Book lending machines back in service in Contra Costa County

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY (KRON) — After a long hiatus, the library book lending machines, know as Library-a-Go-Gos, are back in service.

The machines are in service at the Sandy Cove Shopping Center in Discovery Bay, the El Cerrito del Norte BART station in El Cerrito and the Pittsburg/Bay Point BART station. Holders of a Contra Costa County library card can access more than 300 books from each.

According to Contra Costa County library officials, the machines are stocked with best-sellers, nonfiction and children’s books.

Cardholders can access the machines 24 hours a day at the El Cerrito del Norte BART station and Sandy Cove Shopping Center and during BART hours at the Pittsburg/Bay Point BART station.

County librarian Jessica Hudson said in a statement, “Book vending machines can offer an alternative option to the use of a traditional library; they can be used when the regular library is closed for a quick stop to grab a good read.”

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