A large number of libraries in Queens, NY are converting to RFID tracking systems, which support RFID check-in and check-out. Fourteen libraries have converted their collection of books, journals, newspapers and other media to RFID enabled coding systems.
Two libraries, the Fresh Meadows and Far Rockaway will be the first to receive the RFID monitoring system. Over the next few months up to 14 will also be using RFID readers and tags to better organization efficiency levels for workers at the library.
The other libraries that will soon adopt such a system are those at Richmond Hill, Hollis Howard Beach, Whitestone, North Hills, Queens Village, South Ozone Park, North Forest Park, Lefrak City, Astoria, Mitchell-Linden and Glendale.
RFID enabled texts will help to increase the speed of checking in and out resources for customers. In turn this will allow library staff to focus on providing better customer service and on maintaining the library to keep in a clean and comfortable place for community members to come in and enjoy. In the near future, the check ins and check outs will be converted to self-serve so that staff skills can be better used elsewhere in the library.