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RFID Library Technologies Help Streamline Services

RFID is a technology that makes use of radio waves to identify items automatically. It is commonly used in access control systems as it helps identify the person who has the RFID card. Modern libraries use it to secure the facility from unauthorised entry and manage different materials that are issued to customers for use outside the library. Here are some specific uses of the technology.


RFID Tagging

This RFID library system is the most vital of all as it enables most of the other functions. It is the use of RFID technology to write a machine-readable data for use in identifying a material. The tagging system is usually attached a management software to provide a log and enable you to manage various items that have been tagged.


RFID Library Anti-theft Detection

The RFID EAS gates helps determine materials that are leaving the facility and have not been released at the counter. It works by triggering an alarm and lighting up when a customer walks past them with an un-borrowed material.

Self-Checkout System

An RFID library self-checkout system is usually a computer connected to an RFID reader. The software on the computer reads the RFID tags on the materials that customers want to borrow along with their ID tags. Customers pass their IDs and reading materials in front of the reader and the computer captures the data. They are then allowed to go with the materials. 


RFID Library Shelf Management

The shelf management system consists of a portable bar code reader and a base station. The staff can use the system when taking an inventory of the materials in the facility. They can also use it to locate books and other media when requested by a customer. Finally, the system helps identify any copy that has been misshelved so that it is put in the right section.