The iLibrary System gives an opportunity to expand on what our bookmobile has done for years – bring life-long learning to our rural areas.
Auburn Hills, Michigan (PRWEB) March 27, 2012
LEID Products, LLC., the leader in electronic locker and cabinet storage with biometric asset protection and control, today announced Scott County Public Library will offer extended library access to patrons through the introduction of the iLibrary System in Sadieville, KY. As part of a five year strategic plan, based on library needs as stated from the community, library staff determined a standalone, self-service branch outside of City Hall in Sadieville is an economical flexible solution to increase visibility and provide expanded access to library services. The system will be available after a ribbon cutting ceremony on June 10, 2012.
LEID Products today also announced new enhancements to the iLibrary Kiosk, which serves as the point of access and interfaces with Electronic Modular Access Units that house the library materials ordered. The new kiosk includes a larger screen, a sleeker, more modern appeal, and the entire system is tamperproof to ensure system safety in public areas.
Scott County Public Library will deliver materials to the system in Sadieville three times a week. The self-service iLibrary System encompasses the new iLibrary Kiosk, LEID’s electronic cabinet/lockers and a library drop box for returning materials. The library is also planning to build a three wall shelter so the system can be accessed 24/7. Patrons can browse materials online or directly through LEID’s iLibrary System Kiosk. Orders are placed through the kiosk or remotely via the internet using their library card number and patrons can choose to receive an email or phone call with access code when their materials are available.
“The iLibrary System gives an opportunity to expand on what our bookmobile has done for years – bring life-long learning to our rural areas,” said Earlene Arnette, Scott County Library Director. With the Scott County Public Library located in the southern end of Scott County, Arnette realized there was the need for library access in the more rural northern end of the county where library patrons have to travel 15 miles to visit the library.
“Our facility goal is to “expand the outreach of the library facility to serve the growing population of Scott County and further the mission of being the “Center of the Community.” Library facility refers to all physical services of the library regardless of location,” stated Arnette in her January 4, 2012 Georgetown News-Graphic column. “When discussing services for our outlying communities of Stamping Ground and Sadieville, we looked at outreach as a way to service these areas without building branches in areas where population cannot efficiently support a facility. Included in this goal will be the expansion of outreach services by creating drop off and pick up services in community areas.”
The county also intends to install the iLibrary System in the community of Stamping Ground, which is located in the northern part of Scott County.
About LEID Products:
Law Enforcement Intelligent Devices (LEID), LLC is the leader in electronic locker and cabinet storage with biometric asset protection and control. Originally founded to assist police departments in securing guns, weapons, radios, etc. through an electronic tracking and fingerprinting system, LEID products are also utilized to track books within a library system, medical supplies, laptops and even business documents to selected personnel. Their Biometric Access Control Systems (BACS™) streamlines operations and provides full accountability for critical business assets. For more information and demonstrations of our products, visit http://www.leidproducts.com.