Dunedin Public Libraries is giving new meaning to a quick
Dunedin City Council is to upgrade the checkout technology at
Council arts and culture group manager Bernie Hawke said the
upgrade from barcodes to radio frequency identification
(RFID) tags would speed up checkouts, allow multiple items to
be checked out at once and allow customers to pay fees and
fines at the self-check machines.
The technology would also help prevent theft, as the tags
would set off alarms if items were not checked out before
being taken out of the library.
At the Mosgiel and Dunedin City libraries, the tags would be
detected by out-of-hours return slots and items would be
The technology would make vandalism more difficult, as the
slots would open only with a tag, he said.
The technology would be installed between May 19 and 23 and
library staff would help customers use it, Mr Hawke said.