Innovation for the Modern Library

People Line Up Waiting For The Lending Library Machine To Turn On

That’s right, the people are lining up to wait for the Palm Harbor Public Library Lending Library to turn on. Minutes before the library ever even closes. In Palm Harbor, Florida the Palm Harbor Public Library installed a Lending Library, outside of the Main library, to better reach patrons during all hours that the library […]

Find Your Library In Unexpected Places!

Visitors to the Mount Forest Sports Complex and Centre Wellington Community Sportsplex in Wellington, ON will see a new sight this year – Wellington County Library vending kiosks. With a valid library card and PIN in hand, patrons can exercise their brains as well as their bodies by checking out items at these two new […]

Library Posts Live Action Video of Lending Library

The Turner Free Library in Randolph, MA received a PIKinc Library Lending Machine in December of 2018. The Lending Library with the Hotspot Touchpac has been installed in a Recreation Center to better reach patrons at their convenience. They made this live action video post to show their patrons how simple and easy it is to use the vending machine. Turner Free Library has gotten lots of great feedback on installing the machine. The Lending Library has the capacity to hold up to 500 items for patrons to checkout and then return to the main library branch when finished with it.


PIKinc Media Box has more checkouts than any other in the country!

A PIKinc Media box installed in the Paul Sawyier Library in Frankfurt, KY has more checkouts than any other library media box in the country. This machine was a second one for them and was part of the expansion they completed in the Spring of 2018. The media box allows people to check out movies and games all in one location. Usually, the library will put the newest movies and games in the media box to keep them safe. On average, 3,689 items are checked out a month at the movie box.The library lending machine has over 300 items moving in and out of the machine per day, surpassing Redbox at an maximum of 65 items per day.

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Cutler Book Machine Sends Out 300 Books, Adds 200 Library Cards In One Day!

This library is gathering no dust with their new Brodart Library Vending Machine. This Lending Library is wonderfully located across the street from a school in Tulare County, CA and is on the kids’ way home. On day one,┬áthere were kids streaming in from everywhere excited about the machine. There were about 300 kids at the grand opening event and 200 of them signed up for new library cards. This is an area where 60% of the population does not have a high school education and 80% are mono-lingual Spanish speakers. There was a whole row of books gone in under an hour and the machine was empty by end of the day. That’s 300 books in one day and by the end of the week, they knew they would have to restock the machine three times a week. This library is changing lives!

Here’s a blog posting about the Lending Library machine: