Self-check@ the library

We have something new and exciting at the library. It’s our new self-check stations.

With self-check, you can quickly and easily check out books from the library and be on your way. 

Self-check is:

  • Fast. You can check out a book and be ready to go in less than 30 seconds.
  • Easy. Just scan your library card, place your books on the checkout pad, and your done. You can even check out more than one book at a time; put a stack of books on the checkout pad, and they are all checked out in seconds.
  • It’s convenient. No more waiting in line to check-out books. Plus you can renew books from the self-check machine (even if you don’t have the book with you) and check the status of your account.

How does self-check work? The self-check system uses Radio Frequency IDentification (RFID) technology.  A small chip in each book has the book’s identification number. When you place your book on the self-check station, it reads the number of the book from the RFID chip and checks the book out to your library card.

Don’t want to use self-check? No problem. You can still check out your books to the check-out desk, just as you’ve always done. The choice is yours. (But we hope you’ll try self-check. You’ll be surprised how quick and easy it is.)