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Monroe County Public LibraryFlexibility and State-of-the-Art Technology Make for a Modern Library Experience at Monroe County Public Library

The opportunity to build a new, state-of-the-art library doesn’t come around very often. Monroe County Public Library in Florida recently completed their first new building project in over 20 years, building the first two-story building in the Florida Keys.

For the Monroe County staff, flexibility and leading-edge library technology were the keys to delivering a modern library experience the community expected from the new building. So, when it came to selecting a technology partner, the team turned to EnvisionWare for innovative solutions and a partner they could rely on.

“I have been an EnvisionWare customer for 23 years and knew I could count on the quality of the products and company,” said Kimberly Matthews, Sr. Director of Strategic Planning and Director of Libraries. “EnvisionWare is also unique in offering an integrated suite of self-service products so we could work with a single vendor partner for all of our self-service technology needs.”

To maximize flexibility, the library chose laptops instead of static desktops and implemented EnvisionWare’s PC Reservation® to manage reservations for the 20 computers. The laptops enable patrons to sit a comfortable distance apart and allow the library to adapt the space to community needs.


Fotonit Coating Makes Self-service Safer

The Tablet Station powered by Hublet now comes with an
innovative solution that works with light to destroy volatile organic compounds to automatically help to protect your patrons.


Welcome Mike Marciniak!

Please join us in welcoming Michael Marciniak to the EnvisionWare team! A veteran of the library industry, many of you might know Mike from his recent role with Midwest Tape.


Spotlight on Self-service

As we ring in 2022, the demand for patron self-service continues. Ease-of-use, health and safety, and the expectation of on-demand services in our daily lives are just a few of the factors driving this trend.