Tipperary’s Library Adopts RFID Technology to Replace Barcode

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The new Library is the first in County Tipperary to provide many high-tech solutions to the public.

The high-technologies include the Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology which can replace barcode technology to make inventory management easier and allow users to check out their own books. Besides, the Library also launches new services like remote printing from home, WiFi printing from a phone or other mobile devices and access to a new suite of public PCs.

The new Self-Service kiosk is also equipped with RFID technology and cutting-edge touch-screen technology. Therefore, readers can access fast and the process of borrowing book is easier. This self-service terminal integrated with RIFD technology represents the latest technology in Library and it is the first one of this new generation of Self-Service kiosks to be installed in Europe.

The Library spends a lot of money to add new books, especially Children’s book. There are more than 15,000 new books on the bookshelves of Library.

“I’m proud for seeing so huge invent in the library on Tipperary Town,” said Michael FitzGerald, Cathaoirleach of the Cashel-Tipperary Municipal District.

“We are very proud of the power system services in Tipperary library. I’m glad that the new library is launched in a busy but active Excel Centre. I know this new Library will offer an environment of inspiration and creativity,” said Dr. Phyll Bugler, Cathaoirleach of Tipperary County Council.

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