Dublin, OH -- August 23, 2022. Patron Point announced today that from early next month, Patron Point libraries using the Verify add-on will be able to offer new patrons the option to download a virtual library card through the iOS Wallet app. After registration, new patrons will receive a confirmation email from Verify that includes an Apple Wallet badge linking iPhone users to the "add a pass" page of the Wallet app. Patrons may choose to receive a physical card as well. This feature is currently available for newly registered patrons with iPhones, but Android compatibility is already under development and will be available in a future update.
Ian Downie, Vice President, Growth at Patron Point, commented, "Our partner libraries are excited about this development as it coincides with Library Sign-up Month ( #LibraryCardSignUpMonth) and further underlines how our Verify solution has transformed and massively improved the experience of joining the library. Whether a patron plans to use a digital library card exclusively or just wants to keep it as a backup, this new feature empowers your patrons to choose the pass method that works best for them."
About Patron Point
Patron Point is a fully-featured marketing automation platform that helps hundreds of libraries around the world drive their digital marketing and attract, onboard, inform, engage and retain library customers through targeted marketing and automated engagement.
It is the first of its kind patron engagement platform built specifically for public libraries harnessing data from a wide range of library systems including the ILS, ebook platforms, event/PC/room booking systems, databases and website to build a unified view of the patron's engagement with the library.
With Patron Point, libraries more fully engage their patron audience across multiple channels including email, website forms and pop ups, web widgets and social media tracking and SMS. Libraries can benefit immediately from a foundation of Proven Programs or create their own workflows that are customized to their unique user communities and needs.
Libraries interested in learning more about Patron Point can visit the company's website and request a short online demo.