The Long Beach Public Library (LBPL) has alleviated the pressures that face both the impatient and the introverted bookie while letting library staff focus on the patrons who desire more quality interaction by way of their new self-checkout stations.
Located at all 12 LBPL locations, these new checkouts will let you scan and go at your will with nothing more than a library card (in good standing, of course) and any item is eligible to borrow from the LBPL (sorry, can’t check out the display cases or computers). Once the receipt is printed, you’re free to go.
“Self-checkout is just one of the many services that assist us in our busy lives,” Director of Library Services Glenda Williams said in a statement. “Now patrons can select a book, self-checkout in seconds and go on with their day.”
We encourage you to check out the new stations and grab some of our current recommendations:
- Oblivion by David Foster Wallace [Brian Addison]
- His email [Dennis Dean]
- A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway [Marlo Miller]
- The Best American Short Stories 2013 by Elizabeth Strout, editor [Asia Morris]
- The Know-It-All by AJ Jacobs [Jason Ruiz]
- Edgar Allen Poe Anthology by Edgar Allan Poe [Brittany Woolsey]
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