Try life in the fast lane! The Messenger Public Library is pleased to announce that our new self-service checkout kiosks are up and running. Five self-service checkout stations are available for public use. Two stations are at the Circulation Desk, two are in Youth Services and one is across from the Adult Information Desk. Using the touchscreen stations patrons can check out their own books, DVDs and other materials, renew their current checkouts and review their account. Staff are happy to show you how to use these stations or you can discover them for yourself.
As an added convenience to our patrons, two machines — one at the circulation desk and one at Youth Services — come equipped with credit card readers. You can pay fines quickly and easily with a credit or debit card, and without having to log into your account on a computer.
Benefits of self-checkout
- Patrons can choose when to checkout their materials during a Library visit; for instance while the kids are busy in the play area
- Self-checkout means increased independence, faster service and more privacy
- Patrons can have their receipts emailed instead of printing a slip
- Patrons can more closely manage their account
Watch for our self-service checkout promotion during April when patrons using the new equipment may be registered for a gift card drawing!