Self Check Out at the Library

We’re getting ready… for your browsing, and borrowing dashes into the Library!

Livingston Library gives you a new option in checking out your items.

The latest is through MeeScan which is an app that’s downloadable from your app store into your Apple or Android mobile device (smartphone or tablet).  MeeScan allows you to check out your incredible shelf finds, or reserved hold items, right from where you are standing in the Library!

As long as you are inside the Library, MeeScan provides a “Self Check Out in Your Pocket”, that is, if you would like to do it yourself, when you venture in.  It’s a simple, and convenient app — perfect for your book discovery missions, next great-binge-watching-or-listening-finds straight from the media stacks, reserved item pick ups, a just-in-case-there-is-something-interesting browsing stopovers, or those i-need-to-get-out-of-house runs into the Library.  In a way, it gives more chances for you to social distance, avoid the check out lines, and make your visit a quicker trip.

To use this new option, download the MeeScan app, and allow MeeScan to use your device camera, and location.  Open the app (make sure that GPS Location is on for this purpose), and press Start.  Enter your Library Card Number, and PIN.  Tap the (+) symbol,  and start checking out books, by scanning the item barcode.  One the correct barcode is properly aligned with the red line on your device camera, scanning happens automatically.  A list appears on screen.  When you’re done scanning all the that you’d like to check out, press Finish.  And you’re done!  A confirmation of the transaction will be sent to the email address on your library account.

However, if you’d rather not download the app, in the works is a new MeeScan self check out kiosk with a scanner that will also allow you to handle the items on your own.

No worries… these new check out options are in addition to the familiar staff-assisted check out lines, and to the existing self check out machine by the Patron Services Desk.

Lastly, in case you need help looking up the availability of items before you trek into the building, our Library is working on upcoming tutorial videos on FAQs like how to search the catalog, how to place a hold request, how to renew items, and the like, from your mobile devices, and own computers.

All these wonderful options for our Livingston Library patrons!!  Welcome back!

— Janea Agbayani, Technology Department Library Specialist

For more information, visit our website at www.livingstonlibrary.org.  Also, coming up soon will be some how to videos, and FAQs tutorials, on the Livingston Public Library’s YouTube channel.

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