Edmonton, Alberta, Canada – May 2009 – Libramation, a leader in providing library
automation equipment technology and RFID to libraries, announced today the latest in
library robotic self-check technology.
- Want your patrons to be able to borrow library materials 24/7?
- The ability to do this without extending library hours or hiring extra staff?
The Libramation LibraMate, developed by NBD/Biblion is the answer! Allow patrons 24 hours access with a machine that looks and feels much like an ATM. Using a simple touch screen, patrons can browse through a list of the items available and make their selection. The library can configure the system to determine how many items a patron can borrow. The patron simply scans their patron card, standard barcode or RFID, then, the item, in a protective case, is ejected extremely fast from the machine.
LibraMate also acts as a return station; returned items are cleared with the ILS and are immediately available for the next patron. In order to make optimal use of the system, the cases come in two sizes to accommodate various materials. The cases are bigger then current products on the market, allowing approximately 95% of your collection to be circulated via the LibraMate.
In a response to a society that demands service 24 hours a day, LibraMate is a proven solution in the Netherlands. The equipment is state of the art, but easy to operate for both library staff and patrons. The LibraMate, which uses RFID technology, is especially suitable for small or new communities where library facilities are not yet feasible or are only available by bookmobile. LibraMate can be used to extend library services to shopping centers, schools, bus or subway/train stations and community centers, since the back-end can be customized to fit anywhere from 600 to 1000 items.
Dimensions (LxWxH)* 395 x 126 x 238 cm or 155" x 50" x 94"
Capacity* 600 items, Sound production negligible, Supply 380 volt, 16 amp.
* The dimensions and capacity of the LibraMate can be customized to your Library requirements.
About Libramation, a partner of the Lib~Chip Group of Companies
Libramation, celebrating their 10th anniversary, is committed to providing quality solutions for today’s library. Libramation specializes in library automation technology equipment and software. With the development of our RFID system starting in 2001, the Lib~Chip Group of Companies now have more than 125 Lib~Chip RFID installations.
Our self-check products are installed in more than 450 libraries. Libraries can choose from numerous hardware and software options, custom animations to interact with patrons and a variety of languages. Libramation understands that each customer has unique requirements. Coupled with our expertise and knowledge, we utilize technologies specifically designed to automate library workflow processes. Libramation consults with the library and makes recommendations that help the library address their distinct needs.
Libramation products include patron self-check stations, ergonomic circulation desks, automated materials-handling systems, CD/DVD 24-hour self-charge and return "Media Bank" kiosks, RFID technology and the new LibraMate.