Are you ready to lead the way? Let patrons help by taking over tasks, when borrowing or returning items on library kiosks. This will release staff time to support new activities in your library. With the attractive self-service equipment and access solutions the patrons feel welcome and can enjoy extended library services, while at the same time helping staff by bringing the items to the next patron in line.
”Height-adjustable staff inductions are also a clear advantage for our employees. They can easily adjust the induction to a suitable height so that there is no discomfort if you have to stand there for a little longer.”
John Stausholm, Head of Library Operations.
“Ergonomics is the doctrine of human labour. We wanted to improve the working conditions for our staff and create a healthier working environment. Together with Lyngsoe Systems we have developed the Ergo Box that enables library staff to remove the media from the sorting system while standing upright as much as possible. As the box floor moves up and down automatically, materials can always be handled at a back-friendly height, which reduces the risk of back pain.”
Carolin Rohrssen, Bücherhallen Hamburg.
With the Lyngsoe LibCabinet™, you can offer an independent mini library at an indoor location of your choice; the patrons can have access to your books 24/7. With a combined check-in, check-out and holds function, all you need is a network cable and power outlet. The LibCabinet allows you to maintain or even significantly extend the library’s reach.
The stylish, transparent doors are equipped with an electronic lock that can easily be opened by presenting a patron card to a card reader. The patron takes the books he or she wants and just closes the door again. After closing the door, the LibCabinet prints out a receipt, which tells the patron exactly which books he or she has taken and when they need to be returned. Returning a book is equally simple: present the card – open the door – return the book.
The Phoenix self-check unit has a high-end design, utilizing high-quality finishes. With its slim, light, spacious and attractive design, the Lyngsoe Phoenix™ self-check kiosk is specifically designed to meet the needs of today’s libraries. A glass table is used to create a sense of lightness and to make the device discreet in the library space, while still being a fully functional tabletop for patrons to use for their materials. The design fits all library materials will be placed correctly in the opening with market-leading regrade.
As an optional software feature, the patron is able to borrow books with the smartphone and thereby avoiding any touches. Some of the benefits are:
• Super sleek design
• Small footprint
• Optional side table left or right
• Payment devices options
• Large 19’’ touch screen
• ADA and DDA compliant
• Hook for handbags
The super sleek desktop Lyngsoe Phoenix Tabletop™ is designed for barcode and RFID sites. It is powered by intuitive Librid3 self-service software with customizable screen elements. The software is easy to use. A typical lending process takes only a few steps and the materials are simply placed on the tabletop as advised on the screen – potentially in a stack, if RFID is implemented.
The tabletop kiosk is specifically designed to meet the needs of today’s libraries. As an optional software feature, the patron is able to borrow books with the smartphone and thereby avoiding any touches.
The shelves that include RFID antennas are specially designed for checking in books and are meant to be placed near the library’s entrance. Every time a patron returns an item to the shelf, it sends the information directly to the library system and registers the material as returned.
Returning materials does not take more than just placing the item on the shelf. Anywhere. That’s it. No more queues, no more waiting in line. Five seconds and all contents are read.
Intelligent hold pick up shelves use proven RFID technology that allows easy holds management. The Intelligent holds pickup solution will eliminate the need for hold slips. This will increase privacy for patrons, streamline holds management and reduce workload for library staff.
Use of RFID smart shelves allows staff to place items freely in holds pickup shelves. Items are no longer needed to be placed on shelves in alphabetical order or based on dates when the item is available for pickup. RFID smart shelves will always know the position for each item. The position of the item will be informed to the patron to pick up the correct item without using hold slips.
Lyngsoe Classic™ self-check is specifically designed to meet the needs of today’s libraries. The light Nordic design places emphasis on usability and ergonomics for patrons as well as maintainability and ease of service for the library staff. Its light appearance fits well into any library space.
The design is both light and spacious. The large tabletop is used to create a sense of lightness and to make the device discreet in the library space, while still being a fully functional table area for patrons to use for placing their materials on either side of the RFID reading field. The table is electrically adjustable, making it ergonomic to use for children and adults alike.
Lyngsoe Pilar™ self-check RFID unit is specially designed to meet the requirements of modern libraries. The design emphasizes usability and ergonomics. A glass table is used to create a sense of lightness and to make the device discreet in the library space, while still being a fully functional tabletop for patrons to use for their material. The table is electrically adjustable, making it ergonomic to use for children and wheelchair users.
Lyngsoe self-check units have a guaranteed finish, using high-quality materials and hi-tech. All hardware – computers, RFID readers, receipt printer – is fully integrated into the furniture. Lyngsoe Pilar uses LibRid3 software as user interface. LibRid3 is state-of-the-art software built on the latest technologies. It allows for a very long lifespan for the device, with versatility and new features being continuously developed.
We work for smarter libraries. Not to help them survive. But to make them thrive. By automating complexity, libraries are freed to focus on becoming once again the centre of words, thoughts, ideas and culture. Join us, and help lead the way.
Your library’s collection is a valued community investment. To protect these library resources you can use the detection gates. The gates help you protect your print materials and digital media from unintended removal or theft. When someone walks between the gates with a library item that is not checked out properly an alarm will sound.
It is hard to believe we have managed to fit this much performance into something as thin as this. Our gates are especially designed to blend into your library whilst maintaining the open character of your building. With its sleek design (only 20mm width) and high performance, the fully transparent gates are an absolute must-have for every library.
Electromagnetic technology utilizes EM-labels hidden between the pages of books and is, therefore, an ideal choice for libraries where the security of the collection is of the highest priority. The EM700 with its clear Plexiglas® transparent material creates a sense of space, invaluable for congested entrances and is a very desirable design among architects.
The alarm is indicated by sound and light, which is built into the antennae. The duration of the alarm sound and light is adjustable. Modern technology helps prevent false alarms from, for example, mobile phones and the alarm is adjustable to suit the surroundings to achieve high levels of detection. Gates can also be connected to video surveillance and other external systems.
Library staff tools
Lyngsoe Library Clerk™ is one of the most powerful RFID handheld readers available for libraries. It combines excellent reading performance with a compact, convenient size while still managing to be one of the lightest devices of its kind.
The device is extremely ergonomic to use, allowing extended periods of comfortable use with one hand. The adjustable and flexible antenna further increases ergonomy by allowing items at different heights to be scanned with ease.
Choose from three staff workstation options. All handle RFID tagged material and make fast work of transmitting identification between item and the library management system. Issue, return, renew and program RFID tags seamlessly with either configuration.
This is a fixed, discrete and cost-efficient system. The reader is positioned beneath the staff desk, reducing clutter and the shielded antenna provides accurate reading area, minimizing false readings and other interference.
The simple table-top reader can handle multiple items simultaneously and can be transferred to other sites easily if needed. Either solution manages circulation or tagging and the user-friendly design enables fast and safe processing in either mode.
All the features of a shielded RFID staff workstation in a Red Dot award-winning sleek, modern and robust design.
The Lyngsoe AMHS™ (Automated Material Handling System) is a fully modular system, suitable for all kinds and sizes of libraries.
The AMHS is of modular construction, each
module being responsible for a specific function in the AMHS. Because of this, the AMHS can be customized to fit the needs of any library. The modularity makes installing the system in a library easy, even in existing facilities. The modular structure also enables the devices to be extended and reconfigured later, for example by adding sorting positions or inlets.
The Lyngsoe Libretto Compact™ has been specifically designed to meet the demanding needs of a modern library and to help the library staff free their resources for other tasks than sorting returned material. In addition to being extremely efficient, it is also cost-efficient, allowing even smaller libraries to gain the benefit of an automated sorter.
The design of the sorter is stylish and amazingly small, allowing installation in just about any library, regardless of available space.
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