Library Book Vending Machine: Fusing Modern Technology with Traditional Media
Add library books to the growing list of things you can get from a vending machine. D-Tech International has created lendIT, Canada’s first book vending machine library patrons will want to use again and again. These machines are fully stocked with up to 1000 books, CDs, movies, and magazines that users can check out — all without stepping foot inside the library!
Here’s a closer look at how the lendIT self-service library vending machine is putting media in the hands of users in an easy, eco-friendly option:
How a Book Vending Machine Library Works
D-Tech International designed lendIT to work with your existing library system. Patrons in your service area can use their library membership to retrieve and return items from the machine without making a special trip to the library.
Upon starting the transaction, users are greeted by a branded, customizable screen. The patron can search for items by title, author, or media format, then use the barcode of their library card to complete the transaction. Users can also pay fines or use fees directly from the machine.
Each transaction is automatically updated in your library’s system so you can track item location and availability. It’s also been designed to allow for easy restocking and unloading by library staff to ensure a never-ending supply of available materials.
Where to Install lendIT
lendIT packs a lot of opportunity in its small footprint. With various size ranges, each machine can hold anywhere from 200 to 1000 items at a time.
They offer a perfect addition to any type of public space, including metro stations, hospitals, government office buildings, malls, and shopping centers, and any type of community building. Many businesses with heavy foot traffic may also enjoy the opportunity to provide communities with a library extension.
Watch the lendIT video to see how it works!
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