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Boston Public Transit Partners With the Library to Distribute Digital Titles to Commuters

Nik DeCosta-Klipa reports the following for WBUR:

Remember the pre-smartphone days when people read newspapers and books on the MBTA? Well, the phones aren’t going anywhere, but Boston Mayor Michelle Wu’s office is working to at least open up the Boston Public Library’s [BPL] deep digital archive of books, newspapers and magazines to MBTA bus riders—no library cards required. …

This week, Wu’s office installed [sidewalk] decals at 20 bus stops across Boston with QR codes that riders can scan with their phones, linking to the BPL’s ‘digital pop-up library website.’ The new pilot program will run through the end of August.

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