The Collierville Library will close May 16-23, 2022 for construction

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Although the library itself is closed, staff will be available to manage accounts, reserve materials and arrange curbside pickups.

COLLIERVILLE, Tenn. – The Collierville Library closes for a week from May 16 for a construction project in the hall.

Officials said installing new radio frequency identification (RFID) doors will create a safety hazard and block access to restrooms. The library will be closed until May 23, 2022 for construction.

Although the library itself is closed, staff will be available to manage accounts, reserve materials and arrange curbside pickups.

The Halle room will not be available for programs and meetings until May 23.

For customers wishing to access services during the closure, call 901-457-2600 or visit colliervilletn.gov/library.

Here is more information from the library:

Improve how the library serves the community of Collierville

Since January, Library staff have been working on an RFID (Radio Frequency ID) conversion project. Each book, audiobook, DVD and kit has been programmed with an RFID tag. This conversion will give greater accuracy in locating library materials and allow for faster check-in and check-out.

What exactly is an RFID tag?

RFID tags serve the same purpose as a barcode or magnetic stripe on the back of a credit card or ATM card; it provides a unique identifier for that object. It’s a small, programmable tag that offers a new way to multitask more efficiently.

Unlike barcodes and magnetic strips, RFID tags can be read remotely and simultaneously.

“This brings huge benefits to our library! It reduces the time required to perform circulation operations. Books can be checked in and checked out at the same time, rather than one at a time,” said Collierville Library Manager Lisa Plath.

New RFID security barriers will be installed. The doors are equipped with people counters that provide reports as well as alerts to staff when a book has not been properly retrieved, indicating specific titles that have been missed.

The Library’s single self-checking terminal, used since 2008, will be replaced by two new RFID self-checking terminals, making self-service simple and user-friendly. These new machines will speed up borrowing procedures, which will reduce queues. Checking in and out of books becomes easier when you scan all books with one touch.

“Our main objective is to provide the best possible experience to library users. Thank you for your patience as we continue to improve your library,” Lisa said.

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posted by Lucius E & Elsie C Burch Jr Library on Saturday, April 30, 2022

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