Using Bibliotheca’s suite of products to accommodate unprecedented library growth
The Auburn Public Library is the municipal library of Auburn, Alabama. The library hosts a collection of 64,000 items and serves 65,000 residents in a 34,000-square foot facility. By implementing Bibliotheca’s integrated suite of products, selfCheck™ kiosks, RFID, security gates, and the cloudLibrary™ app, Auburn Public Library was able to use one provider to meet both its physical and digital needs.
Due to its high standard of living, low cost of living, and excellent public schools, Auburn is the fastest growing city in Alabama, and one of the fastest growing municipalities in the nation. Between 2014 and 2016, Auburn Public Library saw its circulation rise by 160%, a wonderful challenge to face, but a challenge nonetheless.
Chris Warren, Library Director, knew something needed to be done to ensure that the library could keep pace with the growth of its population. “The dramatic increase in our circulation really drove our decision to convert to RFID and self-checkout,” says Warren. The Auburn Public Library used the need for an overhaul as an opportunity to implement Bibliotheca’s suite of products: selfCheck™ kiosks, RFID technology, security gates, and cloudLibrary digital content.