St. Paul, MN – December 2, 2010 – 3M Library Systems announced today three customers who have purchased or installed 3M library solutions to meet the demands in their communities and better service their patrons.
The Murrieta Public Library in Murrieta, California, will purchase a 3M Intelligent Return and Sorter System Model FX, as approved by the Murrieta City Council in November. The system will have one patron induction, one staff induction and 13 bins.
Like many California libraries, circulation and library usage at Murrieta have increased due to emphasis on inter-library loans by the Inland Library Consortium of Southeastern California. The 3M self-service system allows the library to maintain a high level of patron service, despite recent staff reductions. The Murrieta Public Library has used 3M RFID since 2007. All of its RFID equipment, including the new return and sorter system, has the ability to simultaneously read multiple ISO RFID tag data formats, allowing the processing of materials from consortium member libraries that use ISO compliant RFID tags from other vendors
Grand Valley State University in Michigan has chosen 3M RFID for its five libraries serving a population of 24,000 students, faculty and staff in Allendale and Grand Rapids. The purchase includes RFID tags, staff workstations, self-checkout kiosks, the Digital Library Assistant and several Model 9100 detection systems. Conversion of the library's collection to RFID was accomplished with two 3M mobile conversion stations.
Lynell J. DeWind, director of planning and organizational resources for the University Libraries, stated "We selected 3M because of their great reputation, service and broad offering of RFID products. They truly are the leader in the market. The service we have received has lived up to 3M's reputation and has been excellent."
Norwich Free Academy in Norwich, Connecticut, has chosen the 3M Detection System Model 3802 to protect its 15,000-plus collection from loss. The new dual-corridor system expands the library's current detection system corridor width to 42 inches, allowing easier access for all patrons. In addition, the library purchased accessories to desensitize Tattle-Tape Strips when materials are checked out and to resensitize the strips when they're returned to the library. Norwich Free Academy has been a 3M Library Systems customer since 1992.
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