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The book dispensaries at available 24/7 and operate like ATM machines with a swipe of a library card to dispense books.Users can have up to three books checked out at a time and return the books to the Library-a-Go-Go machines.” According to the library, “The automated library vending machines have been successful in expanding a library’s presence into areas where they could not traditionally reach.” The Carson City Library Branch Anywhere in Nevada “provides patrons at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Western Nevada with access to current library materials, digital tools and librarian-educator programming.Codes on signs at the information desk open up a text message to a text-a-librarian number; staff respond to the texts within 10 minutes.
We’ll keep updating the list with new examples as we hear about them.The free CCPL Mobile smartphone app features a Digital Books & Media channel that makes finding and downloading e-books and e-audiobooks from the library’s collection.In addition to using the app to renew and reserve items, patrons can also use the tool to find library branches and hours of operation.To overcome many people’s unfamiliarity with QR code technology, library staff created an online guide to ‘Snap & Go,’ which received 7,900 views during the project’s first year.” “To help students keep pace with the fast-moving trend in e-books, online databases, and other digital learning tools, Boston College High School adopted a cell phone policy at the start of the school year which allows student to use their cell phones for research purposes in the library.
Additionally, the school provides i Pads for all faculty, as well as for students in grades 7-10.
Does your library have a neat service we should know about? And many thanks to everyone who has sent in examples so far.