Our new self-check machine has arrived and is happily checking out items in the front lobby. Besides looking nicer, it can also scan library card barcodes saved on your smart phones. We’ll be adding other features, such as book recommendations, over time. In other news, music lovers had been having a hard time plugging their headphones into the internet computers unless they had extraordinarly long headphone cables. We’ve run extension cables from the computer to a convenient location just under the monitors.
We’ve also added a catalog computer to the table next to the new Travel books in the front room. Don’t forget there is also a catalog computer upstairs in the Loft (or young adult room). These new machines are still a little narcoleptic, so if the screen is blank, gently hit one of the keys and they’ll wake up.