San Diego County Library Receives 2014 Digital Government Achievement Award

The San Diego County Library gained recognition last week for its outstanding technological prowess, receiving the 2014 Digital Government Achievement Award from the Republic's Center for Digital Government.

Each year, the DGAA honors agencies and government departments which have taken great strides towards digital innovation and achievement. And, this year, San Diego County Library officials were proud to fit that bill.

"An increase in circulation, program attendance, and library visitors has called for creative and innovative solutions to do more with less," said County Library Director José Aponte. "We are proud to offer state-of-the-art technology to better serve the needs of our community, and are honored to receive this award."

SDCL’s noteworthy achievements include its book sorters, which allow patrons to check in and return items on their own; its mobile app, which can be used to find nearby libraries, search the catalogue, and access e-books; and its 24/7 Library Go To kiosks. The kiosks in particular have received resounding praise, with County Supervisor Ron Roberts describing them as “the library of the future”. The system, which was first unveiled in December of last year, gives users 24/7 access to more than 400 books and films.

Read more about the San Diego County Library’s digital achievements here.