Goodnow Library of Sudbury, Massachusetts is planning the debut of an enhanced RFID-enabled self-checkout system, according to The MetroWest Daily News.
Using a simple touch screen monitor, library patrons will be able to check out books, CDs and DVDs – up to 10 at a time – without the help from a librarian. Surrounding area libraries that have yet made the leap to RFID are using bar-code self-checkout lanes, which allow patrons to check out books one at a time using the same system that librarians use.
Library supervisors say the new system will save time and help eliminate labor-intensive circulation check-in and checkout procedures, and allow librarians to spend more time assisting guests.
The $125,000 system is set to debit in mid-August 2010.
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