Press launch from the San Leandro Library:
Sept. 20, 2021
The San Leandro Public Library is worked up to announce it has accomplished set up of its new Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) system which concerned tagging greater than 290,000 books, DVDs, CDs, and different gadgets. RFID programs are broadly used at libraries throughout the nation, and can drastically pace up the checkout and check-in processes, including further service choices for our valued patrons.
What sort of modifications will patrons see once they go to a San Leandro Public Library department? All 4 library branches will now have self-checkout machines for patrons to make use of! The self-checkout machines supply 35 language choices, and patrons can use both a bodily library card or our San Leandro Public Library mobile app to take a look at library gadgets. For returns, our Fundamental and Manor Department libraries could have RFID-enabled bookdrop slots the place gadgets shall be faraway from the patron’s library account immediately upon return, 24/7!
Library Director, Brian Simons says, “The addition of RFID expertise gives important benefits for each library operations and patron comfort. San Leandro is a deeply various neighborhood and to assist make the library extra accessible to all, this technique gives providers in 35 languages, so patrons can have a simple to make use of, checkout expertise within the language they really feel most snug in. Moreover, RFID permits the library to have a look at future providers and the way we’d have the ability to rethink how issues are finished, so we are able to focus our workers assets on impactful outcomes for the neighborhood.”
We proceed to slowly progress towards reopening all San Leandro Public Library areas again to full hours. Till then, please go to the Fundamental or Manor Department libraries throughout our limited in-person service hours to check out our new RFID system for your self. Employees are there to help you.
For extra info, contact the Fundamental Library Info Desk at 510-577-3971.
This press launch was produced by the San Leandro Library. The views expressed listed here are the writer’s personal.