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    19 Libraries That Are Living In 3021, While We're Still Stuck Here

    Maybe it's time I get a new library card.

    1. This library cleverly stores ottomans in the walls next to the tables:

    My university library has a wall where you can quite literally take a seat from mildlyinteresting

    2. This library has noise-level devices that change color to tell you how loud you're getting:

    A device on the table of library that glows different colors based on the noise level
    u/Blackborealis / Via reddit.com / imgur.com

    3. This library has a spot dedicated for phone calls to maintain the silence of the library:

    My local library has vault you can go into to talk on your phone. from mildlyinteresting

    4. This library makes reading book titles on low shelves MUCH more convenient:

    The library places the books on the lower shelves on their sides so the titles are easier to read. from mildlyinteresting

    5. This library has equipment that lets you work and work out at the same time:

    Basement floor of my campus library has a treadmill with a computer, so you can exercise & study at the same time. from mildlyinteresting

    6. This library has some color-coded sections to help people find books they forgot the name of but remember the cover of:

    When libraries troll their patrons. from pics

    7. This library has to-go bags for books of specific genres:

    At my library you can pick up bags of books in a certain genre without knowing what those books are from mildlyinteresting

    8. This library has an anonymous text service for people to make noise complaints to library employees:

    This sign at my University with the number for the library police. from mildlyinteresting

    9. This library staircase tells people what floor they're on after walking up a bunch of flights:

    These little dots on the stairrail of our library that indicates which floor you reached walking up the stairs. from mildlyinteresting

    10. This library vending machine lets people get books before they get on a long train ride:

    This train station has a library book vending machine from mildlyinteresting

    11. This library directory helps people find books on sensitive topics without having to ask:

    This library has a directory for topics people might be embarrassed to ask for. from mildlyinteresting

    12. This library makes sure that the silent floor is truly as silent as possible:

    My library gives out earplugs on the silent floor from mildlyinteresting

    13. This library gives out themed boxes of movies for people to watch:

    My library loans out themed "Binge Boxes" from mildlyinteresting

    14. This subway library is great for people who want something to read on their commute:

    This subway car in Seoul has a mini library from mildlyinteresting

    15. This library tells people how much they saved by renting books instead of buying them:

    My library receipt shows how much money I've saved. from mildlyinteresting

    16. This library has found a brilliant way to repurpose thrown-out books:

    Had a volunteer help me make these stools out of our discarded books for new library seating. from mildlyinteresting

    17. This library also lets people rent baking supplies:

    At this library in Philadelphia you can rent cake pans from mildlyinteresting

    18. This library has a section that shows the books other people have recently read:

    Library has "Recently Returned" section so you can see what other people have been reading from mildlyinteresting

    19. And this library has a really awesome bee exhibit in the kids section:

    My local library has bee hive in the kids section, with a tube that leads to the outside. from mildlyinteresting

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