Self Service Check Out Comes to O'Neill

By Margie Battaglia

No time to wait in line? Next time you're taking books from the library, try our new self-service check out station!

You've used them in supermarkets, Home Depot, and even other libraries--and now in O'Neill Library. It's almost like adding another staff member to help at the front desk. The self-check machine is located in front of the main circulation desk and after a few weeks of testing is now available for use by all library patrons. So far response has been very positive.

Check Out

Victoria Farrell, '11, using self check out machine
Photo by Kevin Tringale

All you need is your ID (or a bar-coded guest card) to get started. The machine provides users with a quick and easy way to check-out bar-coded materials and eliminates waiting in line if desk staff are busy helping other patrons. The machine is user-friendly, with a touch screen interface and sounds indicating a successful transaction.

But if you need help, staff at the circulation desk can answer any questions about or requests for assistance with the self-service checkout machine.

Tell us what you think.

Margie Battaglia, Head, Access Services, O'Neill Library