Are there any problems with this model? For the most part, I'm thinking no. That said, however, I don't think all libraries should start packing up books and moving to the nearest shopping plaza. It's a great idea to have a branch in a mall, but there is also that atmosphere of being in a library: a quiet place to sit and read, browsing through books, doing homework in a place designed for readers and researchers. To me, a mall doesn't necessarily seem conducive to such an atmosphere. Every time I'm at the Burlington Mall (in Massachusetts, if you're wondering), it's just loud and busy. I would feel frazzled. But that's not to say there's no value in the idea; on the contrary, it's just one qualm I have about the whole thing.
Do you have any thoughts on this? Have you ever seen a library in a mall, or do you think it would be great/terrible/interesting/whatever?