Saturday, July 18, 2015

Library closures in July and August

Burbank Public Library is making some improvements to its materials management system, by implementing RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) technology. The new ID system will offer such advantages as improved collection inventory and better security for all library materials. It will also allow for self check-out, and (for the first time ever) the ability to pay fines and fees with a credit card!

The implementation of the new system is a major undertaking, so it will be divided into three phases:
Phase 1: Materials tagging
Phase 2: Self Check-out installation
Phase 3: Installation of automated materials handling system

During Phase 1, library branches will be CLOSED, one at a time, in order to prepare materials for the transition to the new system. During each library branch closure, the other two branches will remain open for your convenience. The schedule is as follows:

          CLOSED: Monday, July 27 through Friday, July 31

          CLOSED: Monday, August 3 through Sunday, August 9

          CLOSED: Monday, August 10 through Saturday, August 15

During these closures, the staff at the closed branch will attempt to tag every item on library shelves with the new RFID technology. After the closed periods, materials that were checked out at the time of the closures will be tagged as they are returned to the library in an ongoing effort to include the entire collection of all Burbank Libraries.

Please make note of these closures and plan to use a different library branch for your reading, research, and computer needs during the week in question. Also, please be aware that the collection at the closed library branch will not be available to the public during the period of the closure.

We thank you for your patience and cooperation during this transition, and assure you that the multiple long-term benefits to you, the patrons, will justify a small inconvenience now!

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