Today my traveling companions visited the Shanghai Public Library. It features the coolest maker space in a library I've seen to date. It also has an eBook room replete with tablets for checkout and a large monitor catalog. Every record features a QR Code. Snap a picture and the eBook checks out to you and is instantly available on your device.
By the end of the visit the employee who toured us around the library and I had set up a Chinese - English book exchange. Our gently used English books for their gently used Chinese books. A win-win for both our customers.