Atlanta, GA, March 15, 2012 – EnvisionWare, a leading provider of self-service and library-efficiency solutions, launched a line of 24-Hour Libraries at the Public Library Association (PLA) annual conference in Philadelphia. The announcement was accompanied by a ribbon cutting ceremony and ‘branch opening' celebration in the EnvisionWare exhibit booth.
"The 24-Hour Library line is designed to keep pace with today's active, service-oriented society," said EnvisionWare CEO Mike Monk. "People are used to 24-hour accessibility at banks, fast food restaurants and markets. Now libraries can offer branch services 24/7 where people live, work and play, such as malls, train stations, and parks."
The ‘branch' featured at PLA is one of a complete line of 24-Hour Libraries that have been tested, installed and running in hundreds of libraries outside the US over the past five years. The libraries range in size from offering more than 800 items down to approximately 200 items. Each 24-Hour Library is designed to deliver a broad range of library services throughout the day and night, including check in/check out, pickup of holds, PAC browsing, library program information, and automated sorting.
"We specialize in providing libraries with efficient and reliable self-service solutions," said EnvisionWare COO Scott Fothergill. "The 24-Hour Library is the next generation of self-service, enabling our customers to deliver services whenever and wherever their patrons are most accessible in a way that's cost effective and easy to maintain."
EnvisionWare is a leading provider of self-service and library-efficiency solutions. Today, over ten thousand libraries use EnvisionWare products to enrich the service offerings of their library and to empower their customers to do more for themselves. EnvisionWare offers twenty-two systems, including PC Reservation computer management, LPT:One print management, and OneStop for self-service circulation. For more information about EnvisionWare, visit www.envisionware.com.