When libraries reopen, the demand for services will be higher than ever. However, concern for social distancing may stay with many of us for quite some time. These self-service solutions will enable you to meet community needs, while minimising human contact and enabling patrons and staff to have better control over their environments.
Self-checkout Provides Safe Distancing
Self-service checkout limits human contact and enables patrons to keep a safe distance from one another. You can also set up your self-checkouts strategically for workflow.
For Libraries looking for a quick solution to be ready for reopening, our software works on our hardware or your library’s own computers. Simply download OneStop™ onto a library-owned computer, set-up a barcode scanner and you’re good to go. To help, EnvisionWare is including 2 hours of complimentary, remote installation consulting to help you get up and running quickly and cost effectively.
Register for our May 19th webinar to learn more.
Work from Anywhere. Print at the Library.
Mobile printing is another solution for patrons who prefer to work outside of public spaces but need a printing solution. With MobilePrint, patrons can print from anywhere using smart phones, tablets, or personal computers and then stop by the library briefly to pick up the printouts.
For patrons who need to scan but want space, our Library Document Station offers a self-service solution for that too.
Offer Outside Access with the 24-Hour Library™
For patrons who are still concerned with entering public spaces, the 24-Hour Library™ is an ideal solution for outside access to a library. The 24-Hour Library is large enough that you can offer a broad collection and patrons can stay far apart from one another to browse or checkout material. The touch screen requires minimal interaction and patrons can get their materials in the fresh air. Watch this video to learn more >>
Designate a Reservation Time. Limit Waiting.
With unemployment at a record high, library computers, devices, and room spaces will be heavily utilised. Our new Reservation software enables patrons to set a designated reservation time so people don’t have to wait, limiting their time in the library and the proximity to others while waiting.
To learn more, watch our recent webinar >>