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Self-Checkout Available at Library

Machines make borrowing books faster

August 24, 2011
Story by Emily Nielsen, OSU Library Communications Intern

For Immediate Release

STILLWATER -The Library's Circulation Desk now has an express lane thanks to two new self-checkout machines.

The Library is cutting wait times with self-checkout machines that are simple and efficient to use. The machines give students another way to borrow books and allow more time for staff to assist with detailed requests.

“Students are still welcome at the circulation desk, but they now have this new option. It’s their choice,” Johnny Johnson, head of access services, said. “Instead of having to wait in line, they now can opt to check books out themselves.”

The machines were installed shortly after the 2011 spring semester. This summer was used as a test period. Self-checkout is already gaining popularity with students, with 5 percent of circulation desk activity in June coming from the machines, and an increase to 7 percent of activity in July.

The self-checkout units are located on the first floor on the east side of the circulation desk and are available for use during regular library hours.
An OSU ID is all that is needed to use the self-checkout. The machines can be used to check out books and government documents from the main library. Journals and magazines cannot be checked out from the self-check units. Additionally, Interlibrary Services requests as well as hold or recalled material must be checked out by circulation desk staff. Library materials cannot be returned through the self-check units.

Oklahoma State University is a modern land-grant system that cuts across disciplines to better prepare students for a new world. Oklahoma's only university with a statewide presence, OSU improves the lives of people in Oklahoma, the nation, and the world through integrated, high-quality teaching, research and outreach. OSU has more than 32,000 students across its five-campus system and nearly 21,000 on its Stillwater campus; with students from all 50 states and about 110 nations. Established in 1890, OSU has graduated more than 200,000 students who have made a lasting impact on Oklahoma and the world. CREATE - INNOVATE - EDUCATE - GO STATE!

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URL: http://www.library.okstate.edu/news/fall11/selfcheckout.htm
Last Updated: 24 Aug 2011

Media Contact:

Bonnie Ann Cain-Wood, APR
Email: lib-pub@okstate.edu
Phone: (405) 744-7331

225 Edmon Low Library
Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, OK 74078-1071

Media Contact:

Bonnie Ann Cain-Wood, APR

Email: lib-pub@okstate.edu
Phone: (405) 744-7331

225 Edmon Low Library
Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, OK 74078-1071

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