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The idea for ebrary was spawned in 1988 when co-founder Christopher Warnock was unable to find the information he needed in a local library to build a recumbent bicycle: Engineering books were in the basement, books on bikes in general were on the third floor, and periodicals were on the fourth floor in microfiche. Additionally, Christopher had to check back and forth for relevant information between the librarys OPAC and card catalog, which was time consuming and inefficient.