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Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners Resource Guide Collection

Making the Most of the Space You Have

Self-check is only the beginning!

Self-check maching




Self-check doesn't have to take up a lot of space, and it can really help when you're busy and understaffed. Consider putting a self-check in the children's area -- kids love to check out their own books!

Additional self-service ideas shown below include:

  • Lockers located in the lobby, outside, or at a remote location for people to pick up hold items
  • A book vending machine in a train station
  • A fully self-serve room in the library for extended hours

Lockers for hold items

Book vending machine