Innovation & Automation for the Modern Library

Bellaire Library Joins the Forces to ReOpen Safely

This photo courtesy of The Times Leader, Author Shelley Hanson
Bellaire Public Library Director Mary Roberts, left, and Assistant Director Mary DeGenova remove their masks momentarily while posing with the library’s new book sanitizer.

The Bellaire Public Library of Bellaire, OH joined the efforts to protect their patrons and their community as we all strive to reopen libraries safely.

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Oliver Walcott Public Library Is Back For Another Lending Library!

The Oliver Wolcott Public Library in Litchfield CT installed a Lending Library in September of 2010 in a grocery store and they are back to upgrade their machine. (You can read about their first installation here.) After almost 10 years of standing relationship with the Wolcott Library, we are excited to be working with Library Director Anne Marie White and Audra McClaren to install the new Lending Library Machine at the Big Value in Bantam. The OWL Box responds to the busy life of working adults and families. “Libraries are essential and this allows even more residents that full and free access to essential information that entertains, enlightens, and informs,” said White about the first machine installation. The new machine will be funded by grant from a local foundation just as the prior one. Stay tuned for photos to come!

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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 […]

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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.


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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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