The Huntsville-Madison County Public Library in Alabama has announced plans to outfit its main library and Madison branch with an RFID system developed by library systems provider Bibliotheca, also based in Huntsville.
The system will include book labels, Biblio Staff Stations, BiblioGate VI security gates and Orion self-check stations to manage the library’s 2.5 million items in circulation, making it the largest circulating library in Alabama.
According to a release by Bibliotheca, the library’s decision to implement RFID is based in large part on a strategic objective to keep pace with the high-tech expectations of the city, which was ranked recently as the No. 1 U.S. city in 2009 by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance.
If all goes well, the library has the option to expand Bibliotheca’s RFID system to its other locations.