Bookless libraries becoming a trend

First, it was Boston's Cushing Academy.

That school's Fisher-Watkins library went bookless in 2009 by replacing the majority of its 20,000 printed books with electronic sources.

Now, Stanford University is following suit as one the first universities to go completely "bookless," with its Physics and Engineering library.

That library is going all-digital in order to deal with the storage dilemma of how to house a vast and growing library of science books, periodicals and journals, according to a San Jose Mercury News article.

The move is meant to solve growth issues at Stanford.

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