RFID project update

self-checkNow that the tagging of our library collection has been completed, work will begin on preparing our branches for the installation of our new RFID system. This equipment will enable faster self-service, and reduce time spent on repetitive manual tasks freeing more staff to assist with your queries.

This will take place over March and April and we apologise in advance for any inconvenience you may experience during the work.

Existing barcode scanners will be replaced with RFID-enabled scanner pads and all-new self-issue machines with eft-POS units and DVD unlockers will be installed. Some traditional issues and returns desks will be removed and replaced with returns slots and smaller freestanding “pods”.

While this project is underway replacing your library card will be free.

Our friendly library staff will still be available to help you with your transactions and information needs.

Library collections update

rfid-trollyOver the last few weeks you may have noticed staff tagging our library collections in preparation for the installation of a new identification system to replace our tired old one.

The system will enable faster self-service and reduce time spent on repetitive manual tasks and free more staff to assist with your queries.

Existing barcode scanners will be replaced with RFID- enabled scanner pads and all-new self-issue machines with Eftpos units and DVD unlockers will be installed. Some traditional issues and returns desks will be removed and replaced with returns slots and smaller freestanding “pods”.

Our friendly Libraries’ staff will still be available to help you with your transactions and information needs.

Double Book Launch

Wellington City Library is pleased to host at 5.30 p.m. on Thursday 27th October 2011, the launch of two new poetry publications by Wellington poets.

Syndetics book coverMen Briefly Explained by Tim Jones is his third volume of poetry. He has also published two books of short stories and was an editor of Voyages: science fiction poetry from New Zealand, an anthology successfully launched last year, again hosted by Wellington Central Library.

cover imageTongues of Ash by Keith Westwater was the winner of the Interactive Publishers award for First Book. He is a freelance writer, whose clients include the Earthquake Commission, The Open Polytechnic of New Zealand and other Government ministries.