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3M Intelligent Return and Sorter System SL Makes its Exhibition Debut at Public Library Association Conference

Press Release: 3M Library Systems [March 19, 2010]

St. Paul, MN – March 19, 2010 – 3M Library Systems is exhibiting its Intelligent Return and Sorting System for the first time at the Public Library Association Conference in Portland, Oregon March 24-26. The system is helping a growing number of libraries save resources by automating the check-in and sorting process but has not previously been featured at a library exposition. At a time when many libraries are facing increased circulation during budgetary challenges, the Intelligent Return and Sorter System SL helps them put their resources to the most efficient use.

Designed specifically for libraries, the Intelligent Return and Sorter System SL is an affordable, efficient automated materials handling system. The easy-to-use interface allows library patrons to instantly check in their items, after which the system sorts the items into bins, helping speed their return to the stacks. The system can be interior wall or exterior wall mounted, walk-up or drive-up, and its intuitive user interface makes it easy for patrons and staff to use. The Intelligent Return and Sorter System SL helps decrease the time it takes for an item to get back to the shelf, helping to increase staff productivity while enhancing patron satisfaction.

For libraries with limited space, the system can be used for return only or can accommodate up to three gins with a sort matrix configured to best meet the locations’ needs. The sweep technology utilized by the sorter for moving materials into the bins helps ensure items are sorted properly while reducing damage. Additionally, the system is compatible with both electromagnetic (EM) and RFID security systems, and can identify items by RFID and/or barcodes.

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About 3M Library Systems

3M Library Systems offers the latest in RFID, self-service, automated materials handling, security and PC management solutions that help create a more human library and a more fulfilling and enjoyable patron experience. 3M also collaborates with libraries to support their technological advancement and ensure their success through industry sponsorships and programs. Visit

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Publication Year:2010
Type of Material:Press Release
Language English
Issue:March 19, 2010
Publisher:3M Library Systems
Company: 3M Library Systems
Record Number:14661
Last Update:2024-05-19 10:26:50
Date Created:2010-03-25 09:37:27