The FE Technologies Anytime Library is a standalone library item dispensing module that allows you to offer your library patrons the ability to borrow anytime!
It’s ideal for use in foyers, train stations, hospitals, schools and other public areas where 24/7 access to library items is required.
The Anytime Library has a large capacity of 336 library items and uses a unique panoramic carousel system to allow patron browsing. An intuitive and simple to use touchscreen guides the patron through the borrowing process.
It even allows patrons to search for items by title, author or genre and shows pictures of each item so patrons can be sure of what they’re borrowing each time.
Patrons simply scan their membership card, select the item they wish to borrow from the carousel, and the Anytime Library with spin the item around to the dispensing slot, allowing the patron to take their item.
Patrons can even return items to the Anytime Library – the unit will automatically slot them into the best location within the carousel. The unit communicates with your LMS so all borrowing rules are followed and patrons can be sure items will be checked in or out instantly. A receipt for both issues and returns is provided.
The unit is robust and designed for unattended use – its simple design avoids expensive robotics and troublesome maintenance requirements. All you need to do is replenish the stock of the unit. A range of reports is also available.