No. The service is provided free of charge.
Book Bot currently operates every Thursday between noon and 8pm.
You will receive a notification via text message when Book Bot has arrived at your location. You’ll also be able to see the estimated time of arrival of Book Bot from a link you’ll receive via text message.
Safety is a priority for us. The device is under constant supervision by remote operators. A human handler is always present during the initial phase of the pilot.
At this time, we are focused on piloting the Book Bot in the Old Mountain View neighborhood.
At this time, only book return service is available.
Each book will be scanned at the library and marked as returned on your library account.
Book Bot is constantly monitored by remote operators to ensure that books arrive at the library safely.
Book Bot is developed by Google’s Area 120 in partnership with the Mountain View Public Library.
We are continuously refining the design of Book Bot and are experimenting with different concepts. Below are the two types of robots we are currently working on: