Have you been to the Eastern Avenue Branch Library yet? If not, you haven’t seen our new self-checks. And they are easy to use. My 2 biggest problems are remembering to push START and remembering to push CONTINUE. Start brings up the screen in order to scan your barcode. There I am putting my barcode under the scanner and wondering why I cannot then check out my materials. Once I push START in the lower right hand corner, the correct screen is displayed. Putting an item on the black pad is easy for me because green is my favorite color. And to actually finish checking out the item, the line needs to turn green. I also have time to make sure the system is reading the RFID tag. I get into a rhythm of using my left hand to put the item on the pad and my right hand to take it off and stack them up. When I am finished, I need to remember to CONTINUE and tell the system if I want a receipt or not. At this time, email receipts are not available. But pushing the continue button disconnects my card so the machine gets ready for the next person. Come try the self-checks and let me know if you are more successful than I am!!

July 27, 2010 В· sschulte В· 6 Comments
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  2. Heidi Stanley - June 8, 2011

    I like the self check out computers. They are pretty simple to use and you can check out fairly quickly.

  3. Tara - June 15, 2011

    I absolutely LOVE the way that the self-checkout works! It has come in handy when I have all of my children with me! Thank you so much for the convenience of self-checkout!

  4. JBaltimore - June 19, 2011

    Love the self checks! Run into the library on my lunch time to pick up a book on reserve, check out and go! I think it is faster this way than when I pulled up at the Fairmount drive up window!

  5. Theresa Wood - June 23, 2011

    I really like the self check computers. I have a 16 month old daughter who can be hard the hold sometimes. But with the self checks, I can sit her next to it and take my time checking out books or checking my account. Plus, there are so many that you never have to wait in a line if your in a hurry! Self check stations are a wonderful addition to the library, in my opinion.

  6. Cathy Byrne - August 1, 2012

    The self check system is wonderful! I love how it checks out the book and disarms the alarm in 1 step. My kids love to check out books too! It is great!

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