• Mississauga Libraries Make Self-Serve Check-Out Easy and Convenient

    Mississauga Library System has introduced self-serve check-out machines as a fast way for cardholders to check out and renew library items. The user-friendly, touch screen machines are now available at 17 libraries with the final set of machines being installed at Mississauga Central Library in June.

    More than 50 machines have been installed to provide a fast, convenient check out option in addition to the friendly, personalized service delivered by Library staff.

    The new machines are very simple to use. There are no barcodes to scan cardholders can checkout and renew items just by placing them on a reader pad.

    The self-service machines use Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tags to store barcode numbers to identify items in the Library’s collection. This means the self-serve check-out machine can read multiple items without scanning a barcode. RFID tags are turned off when an item is checked out and are turned back on when an item is returned. More than 1.3 million items in the collection have been tagged using the RFID system.

    For more information about the Mississauga Library System’s new self-serve check-out system, please visit mississauga.ca/selfservecheckout