Celebrate National Library Week – at the airport

Once upon a time, libraries were common at airports. Imagine being able to take out a book at the library branch at Nashville International Airport (BNA)

Airports still have libraries, and places to get free books. But now they take a different form.

For National Library Week, we’ll see how many examples we can find.

Here’s the free Book Exchange in Terminal A-West at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL)

Amsterdam’s Schiphol Aiport (AMS) has a free 24-hour library.

Jacksonville International Airport (JAX) has a Free Take Book, Leave a Book Library that, evidently, will be larger soon.

San Fransisco International Airport (SFO) is home to the San Francisco Airport Commission Aviation Library and Louis A. Turpen Aviation Museum (long title!) – but as of this writing, the website says the space is currently closed for construction.

And last time we checked, more than half a dozen airports, had short story dispensers on site.

PHL short story dispenser
Courtesy PHL Airport

The list includes:

Philadelphia International Airport (PHL)

Eastern Iowa Airport (CID),

Akron-Canton Airport (AK)

Dane County Regional Airport, (MSN) Madison, Wisconsin-

Oakland International Airport (OAK)

Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT)

Capital Region International Airport (LAN), Lansing, Michigan

We’ll try to add to our list of airport libraries later in the week. Let us know which ones we’ve missed.

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2 thoughts on “Celebrate National Library Week – at the airport

  1. Yes! You mean the Aviation Museum & Library. I will add that in – although the website says it is still closed. Thanks for reminding me.

  2. Michael says:

    You forgot SFO!

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