The 3M Cloud Library System has a new terminal for overworked library staff that will allow customers to automatically checkout books in a library. The aptly named SelfCheck System R-Series is a cool system that will scan your library card and let you know the status of your current loans, or any fines you might have. You simply put a bunch of books on the bottom of the terminal and it scans all of them. It lets you know what books you want to borrow and then lists them all on the display screen. Once the entire procedure is complete you get an email sent to your address verifying the details. Libraries will celebrate this unit because it liaisons with the 3M Command Center and it’s RFID enabled.
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