Tuesday, March 17, 2009

It's a Boy! Self-Check Arrives at Fernley Branch Library

We are proud to welcome Self-Check to the Fernley Branch Library!

Self-check will help reduce the wait time for our patrons and allow them more privacy in their borrowing habits! Located near the Juvenile collection and the Circulation Desk, patrons are now able to check-out their own library items anytime during their visit to the Fernley Branch Library.

Self-check is extremely user friendly offering touch-screen technology and simple bar-code scanning for quick processing. The Library Staff have been busy the last five months preparing the collection for the arrival of Self-check--a barcode conversion project has been underway to retrofit all library items with barcodes on the outside cover of each item to make the self-check out process quick and easy for our patrons!

You have probably noticed the stacks at the Fernley Branch Library look a little lighter as well; the staff have simultaneously re-barcoded and weeded the collection to make room for new library materials, remove items that were in bad physical condition, and to improve the general appearance of the Library and the safety of the stacks. If you have an opportunity, let the staff know what you think of their hard work!

To use the Self-check you will need to have a library card that is in good standing. If you have lost your library card see the staff for a FREE replacement to use with the Self-check! When you learn to use the self-check you will have your name entered in our weekly drawing for a like-new hardback bestseller. (See staff for more details.)

Drop us a comment and let us know what you think of the arrival of Self-check. How has it improved library services? How does it affect the lives of our patrons?