Your friendly local librarian hasn't been replaced by technology just yet, but that doesn't mean the library itself hasn't benefitted from a few modern upgrades. Wrangling special-order books and DVDs between the New York Public Libary's 150 branches is a daunting task, but it's actually made surprisingly efficient with the laser scanning machines at its Queens' sorting facility.

Using a Phantom 2 quadcopter carrying a gimbal-mounted GoPro Hero 3, Nate Bolt shot this wonderful aerial footage inside the actual sorting facility. Piloting one of these drones indoors takes a steady hand, but the unique footage Nate managed to capture certainly makes his efforts worthwhile.

[Vimeo via Laughing Squid]