Okayama City libraries let patrons sterilize their books with the power of UV light.
Another win for technology! Library users in Okayama City are able to check out library books without fear of illness, thanks to a high-tech ultraviolet light sterilizer that cleans books thoroughly. The sterilizer also blows air on the books to clear off potential dust. Said one library-goer, “I didn’t know they had this, but I feel safe borrowing books now.”
The sterilizer is available at nine libraries around the city, and it looks very cool. See it in action here.