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= Success Stories / Libraries that welcome tours=
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Self Checkout is usually facilitated by stand-alone units which allow patrons to access their library accounts for the purpose of borrowing items without staff assistance. Typically, the self checkout process involves (1) scanning the library card, (2) scanning the items to be borrowed, and (3) ending the transaction (with the option to generate a receipt).
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The first self checkout units relied on reading barcoded cards and items using a stationary laser line. More recent units utilize [[Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)]] on cards and items, removing the difficulty of finding and properly aligning barcodes.
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Sometimes, self checkout units are paired with [[Self Check-in]] units for a complete self-service system.
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= Libraries Using Self Checkout =
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*[http://www.mcpl.us Marathon County Public Library (MCPL), Wausau, WI] [http://mcpl.us/about/contact Contact]
 
*[http://www.mcmillanlibrary.org McMillan Memorial Library, Wisconsin Rapids] [mailto:abarnett@scls.lib.wi.us Contact]
 
*[http://www.mcmillanlibrary.org McMillan Memorial Library, Wisconsin Rapids] [mailto:abarnett@scls.lib.wi.us Contact]
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*[http://www.faylib.org Fayetteville Public Library, Fayetteville, Arkansas] [mailto:lschaper@faylib.org Contact]
  
= List of Tips/Tricks =
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= Tips/Tricks =
  
 
*[http://www.mcmillanlibrary.org/library/nutsnbolts.pdf Self-Checkout at McMillan: a nuts and bolts guide.]
 
*[http://www.mcmillanlibrary.org/library/nutsnbolts.pdf Self-Checkout at McMillan: a nuts and bolts guide.]
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* [http://userful.com/products/kiosk Connecting multiple touch screens] to a single PC to reduce implementation costs when deploying [http://userful.com/products/library-self-service Self-checkout] in the library
 
* [http://userful.com/products/kiosk Connecting multiple touch screens] to a single PC to reduce implementation costs when deploying [http://userful.com/products/library-self-service Self-checkout] in the library
  
 
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*[http://www.checkoutthemes.com CheckoutThemes.com] - Add different themes, like "Pirate", to your ITG XpressCheck
  
  

Latest revision as of 06:13, 3 January 2012

Self Checkout is usually facilitated by stand-alone units which allow patrons to access their library accounts for the purpose of borrowing items without staff assistance. Typically, the self checkout process involves (1) scanning the library card, (2) scanning the items to be borrowed, and (3) ending the transaction (with the option to generate a receipt).

The first self checkout units relied on reading barcoded cards and items using a stationary laser line. More recent units utilize Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) on cards and items, removing the difficulty of finding and properly aligning barcodes.

Sometimes, self checkout units are paired with Self Check-in units for a complete self-service system.

[edit] Libraries Using Self Checkout

[edit] Tips/Tricks

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