Innovation follows book readers
Central Library of Jurmala in cooperation with Hansab SIA has provided its readers with a self-service solution for receiving and returning books 24/7
What improved for library visitors?
By installing an RFID system in the library, library visitors are provided with a full cycle of self-service. Visitors can get their own books in the library using their library reader card and identify themselves in the installed self-service facility.
It is also possible to return selected books to the library in the same way. If there is no way to return the book during library hours, you can always use a book transfer device that is installed outside the library and is available 24/7 to visitors.
The librarians' work process is also facilitated.
Installing an RFID system greatly simplifies the work of librarians, as, for example, book-keeping and checking can be done electronically using inventory equipment. It also improves the quality of security, as the installed RFID security gateway alarms with beeps and alarms every time someone tries to get a book out of the library unauthorized.
In general, the RFID system allows you to dedicate your time to other work not related to the distribution of library books to visitors.
S.Brence, Head of Jurmala Central Library, tells about the implemented solution:
”The Jurmala Central Library has been operating in its new premises on Strelnieku prospect 30 since October 2018. The new library has been designed with the convenience of library visitors in mind - a book transfer unit is installed at the central entrance so readers can transfer library books and periodicals even when the library is closed to visitors. An electronic gate is installed to protect the library's collections and a security label is affixed to each book and magazine. The library is equipped with a state-of-the-art self-service facility that allows readers to receive and deliver books themselves. We encourage visitors to take advantage of the self-service facility and they are happy to take advantage of this offer. Of course, older people need a librarian's advice and practical advice on how to use the equipment, but this is not a problem for young people. ”
Hansab as library RFID systems manufacturer certified partner providing a full solution delivery in accordance with the objectives of the library.