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Five Exciting New Self-service Circulation Products

The upcoming PLA conference is particularly exciting for the team at EnvisionWare. Not only are we so excited to reconnect with so many friends, colleagues and customers in person, but our booth (#1936) will be packed with new and exciting self-service solutions that you don’t want to miss! Here’s a sneak peek of what you’ll see in the EnvisionWare booth.

Grab, Drop and Go Solutions 

EnvisionWare's LibCabinetLibCabinet

With the LibCabinet, you can expand library services out into your community at busy and convenient indoor locations. This mini indoor library holds 200 items and enables patrons to checkout books, pick up holds and return items. The LibCabinet is part of EnvisionWare’s line of self-service libraries, including our 24-Hour Library products.

EnvisionWare's Smart Shelf


EnvisionWare’s SmartShelf makes self-service returns a breeze for patrons and staff. The shelves use embedded RFID technology to automatically check in items as they’re returned. In addition to faster returns, studies have shown that 35% of the items returned are checked out by patrons before needing to be reshelved.


These RFID-enabled shelves simplify the holds process, enhance patron privacy and eliminate the need for holds slips. Staff can place items in any designated order and the shelves will automatically learn the position for each item. Patrons simply scan their library card and are notified of the location of their item(s), making holds pick-up fast, private and convenient.

EnvisionWare's SmartHolds

Cost-effective Sorting for Small Spaces

EnvisionWare's Compact Sorter

Compact Sorter

Now libraries and library spaces can enjoy the same circulation efficiencies as larger libraries. EnvisionWare’s Compact Sorter is designed specifically to meet the space and budget needs of smaller libraries and libraries with space limitations. The Compact Sorter is quiet and small enough to be installed in a public area, behind a staff circulation desk or in a separate room, depending on the space needs of your library.

Sleek, Modern Self-service Kiosk

EnvisionWare's X22 SeriesX22 Series

EnvisionWare’s new X22 self-service kiosk features a high-end, modern design with high-quality finishes. The hardware, including the computer, RFID reader, and receipt printer, is all integrated. The X22 is designed for today’s libraries, emphasizing usability, accessibility and ergonomics. Available as a self-service kiosk or a full self checkout system with OneStop™ software.

In addition to these new products, don’t miss the new release of the Tablet Station powered by Hublet, including a new, intuitive user interface and enhanced Hublet Manager staff console.

We invite you to see these new products in the EnvisionWare booth at PLA #1936. Not attending PLA? Attend one of our upcoming webinars or contact your EnvisionWare representative to learn more.