3M has been selected to supply its RFID technology to several United Kingdom libraries, to establish self-checkout systems for its patrons, making items more easily identified and located, reports Industry Today.
The new system will feature 3M’s SelfCheck Systems, backed by 3M’s Red Tags, designed especially for media loans such as CDs and DVDs.
3M has been working with Warrington Borough Council to install its line of SelfCheck equipment across its 13 libraries, and is already up and running at libraries in Lymm, Warrington, Penketh and Stockton Heath. Burtonwood library went live at the end of last year and three further libraries will move to 3M’s SelfCheck system this year.
In Southwark, John Harvard Library was the first to be converted to a self-service facility using 3M’s SelfCheck equipment. Other Southwark libraries set to follow include Canada Water Library, Grove Vale Library, and Peckham Library.
The SelfCheck system will allow customers to quickly and easily check out and return items. With integrated payment options customers are also able to securely pay outstanding fees at the SelfCheck terminals. Even more so, it permit librarians to spend more time with patrons, improving customer satisfaction.
3M’s system also includes portable handheld devices, which allow staff to quickly and easily perform real time inventory scans.