Emeryville, CA—Innovative Interfaces, the leader in information technology for libraries, announced that it will implement e-commerce features for its Web- and Java-based Millennium library automation system.
The new product feature will enable secure credit card payment of fines and fees or donations to the library. Patrons can conveniently pay fines from remote locations via the Web-based patron record or make donations to the library using a special page on the library's Web site. Transactions are accepted in real time and any usage blocks caused by fines can be automatically removed upon payment. Powered by VeriSign Payflow Pro, an industry leader in providing secure payment gateways, this also frees up staff time for other tasks.
“Libraries are seeing increasing patron demand for online methods of payment for fines and fees,” said Dinah Sanders, Product Manager at Innovative. “E-commerce is a valuable patron empowerment feature, enabling the library's users to conveniently conduct transactions online using a familiar method of payment.”
Following the company's standard practice, Innovative has designated development partners for this new product and coding is underway. General release is scheduled for the end of this year.