We’ve all been there. You have something on hold that’s got to be picked up today or else it gets sent on its way. You want to pick it up, but you’re late to your kid’s soccer game and you know the library will be packed with people stopping in on their way home from work.
You want to just run in, grab your book, and be on your way.
You can! Just use one of our super-easy self-checkout kiosks to get in, out, and on your way.
Now that I have told you about the Dewey Decimal System, I thought I would describe yet another way to organize a book and media collection. As librarians, we are always searching for better ways to serve you, the patrons and the public. Anything we can do to make your library experience as easy and memorable as possible makes us happy. Several recent additions to help facilitate this ease are the Self-Check machines and the Self Hold Pickup system. Another idea being batted around by many libraries is the "bookstore model" approach to organization.
You are out running errands and want to make a "quick" stop at the library. Maybe, you want to get a good read for the evening because there’s nothing on TV. Of course when you are in a hurry, there is a line of people waiting not only to check out, but also to get new cards and to have the staff do research, so the line is not moving. If only there was a way to check out quickly and not have to wait in line…
The Lone Jack Branch is undergoing some changes. One of the big changes is our new self-checkout station. Come by and give it a try! Our staff will be glad to show you how to use this convenient and time-saving addition to our branch.
Over the next few weeks, we’ll be moving things around with the goal of making our collection more accessible and convenient for our customers. Please bear with us as we strive to make our branch more user-friendly!
The other day, as I was working at the front desk, I noticed a young mother with two children. The younger boy, a toddler, wanted mom to use the self-checkout machine. She didn't know how to do it, but the toddler insisted. I told her I would be glad to help her learn how to use it.