The Menlo Park Main Library in California is reopening this week after having been closed for the past month, while its staff installed more than 80,000 RFID tags into the book collection, according to a local news brief.
When it opens later this week, the library will feature four new self-checkout stations where readers can check books in and out by themselves. Menlo Park librarians reportedly processed about 750,000 book lending transactions last year.
The new RFID-enabled kiosks will ease the burden on librarians, automating routine transactions and allowing staff to focus more of their time providing assistance to readers. It will drive to improve efficiency, inventory control, and security.
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