First 24-Hour Library in Ohio
Atlanta, GA, November 15, 2016 – EnvisionWare, a leading provider of self-service and library efficiency solutions, announced today that Licking County Library has opened the first 24-Hour Library™ location in Ohio.
The 24-Hour Library opened in partnership with Central Ohio Technical College (COTC) to provide 24 Hour Public Library Service in the Licking Heights School District. This location will enhance public library service in an area without a close branch, offering a collection of 340 items including books, DVD’s and audiobooks. The 24-Hour Library also offers digital e-books, holds pick-up and returns, and serves as a Wi-Fi Hotspot.
During the soft launch, staff was in the area at various events, in the schools, and on the campus issuing library cards and demonstrating how the automated library works. A ribbon cutting and grand opening followed featuring members of the Licking Heights High School Marching Band, the Advanced Choir and members of the community, including an elementary school student who expressed her excitement about having access to library books and DVD’s available in her neighborhood.
“We service a broad and growing geographic area, which makes it challenging to provide coverage throughout the entire district,” said Director Babette Wofter. “Our bookmobile will continue to serve community spots and the schools, but the 24-Hour Library will assure that we have a permanent and consistent resource for this heavily populated and growing area.”
The 24-Hour Broad Street Library will be supported by EnvisionWare’s Central Ohio Technology Center, which includes a team of field engineers, developers, product managers and executive management.
EnvisionWare is a leading provider of self service and library-efficiency solutions. Today, over ten thousand libraries use EnvisionWare products to enrich the service offerings of their libraries and to empower their customers to do more for themselves. EnvisionWare offers twenty-two systems, including PC Reservation® computer management, LPT:One™ print control, OneStop™ for self service circulation, RFID/AMH and the 24-Hour Library. For more information about EnvisionWare, visit www.envisionware.com.
About Licking County Library
The Licking County Library has been serving Newark and Licking County since 1908. Today, there are seven convenient locations, including: the Main Library in downtown Newark; Emerson R. Miller branch in west Newark; Hervey Memorial in Utica; Hebron Library; Buckeye Lake Library; Mary E. Babcock Library in Johnstown; and the 24-Hour Broad Street Library in Reynoldsburg. A Bookmobile provides outreach services throughout Licking County.