If you are a self-check user you are in the majority of people who use the library to check out materials. This year, Jan.-May 72% of items checked out have gone through the self-check machines. This is an increase of about 1% from last year and 35% from the first year of use. We are on our 3rd or 4th generation of self-check equipment and each time it becomes more intuitive and user friendly. The newest one in the Children’s’ room even talks to you!
There are 4 stations on the 1st floor by the entrance/exit, 2 in the Children’s room, and 1 on the 2nd floor by the Info desk. The addition of these machines has made the experience of checking out materials so streamlined we have almost eliminated the sometimes very long lines that those of us who have been around here forever remember not so fondly.
Currently you can renew materials, see and pay fines as well as check out items. If you are interested in learning to use them, staff at any of the service desks would be happy to provide assistance.
Try them out sometime, they are pretty slick!