Lockers Anywhere - Loan Solutions for Libraries

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Device loans, secure Holds Pickup, loans of tools, equipment, group reserved items, or simple storage? We have the solution: Lockers Anywhere.

Where cost is paramount, our scalable locker system offers the perfect solution to provide self-service to users.

Library patrons can check out a laptop, pick up a hold, check out a course reserve, borrow a tool – whatever option the library is offering – by authenticating the patron’s identity by touch screen, using a barcode scanner, QR code, mag stripe card, or NFC to authenticate the patron’s identity. The patron is then able to choose a device or tool, or pick up their requested items, and complete the transaction by removing the item(s) from the locker.

Lockers Anywhere can accept returns to a specific location (device loan and return), or as a one-time dispensing unit for Holds, traditional loans, or storage.

Start with just a self-service kiosk including 12 loaning bays and expand your system when needed or budgets allow. Clear and simple to use, loaning devices or other materials could not be easier.

Lockers Anywhere is so versatile it can be configured for whatever purpose the library identifies: from storage to Holds Pick-up, from loans of ipads to snowshoes, whatever your need Lockers Anywhere is the solution.

  • Cost effective startup! Go self-service with just a self-service kiosk that includes 12 lockers and add additional lockers when/if needed. The system can be designed with and without power.
  • Patented door locks and hinges creates quality, robust user experience that last years. Locker count, door size and unit color can be customized to meet customer and architect need.
  • Customizable locker sizes, base unit contains 12 lockers, touch screen display, and locking controller. Additional units can be added with additional 20 locker units, module can be extended up to 6 x 20 locker unit, including 112 lockers. Bigger units will need additional base unit to balance load.

Cloud based SW platform, creates flexible and scalable platform to operate unit. Basic locker operations can be extended to cover any future needs customer wishes to create.
Cloud SW is typically integrated with customers own User Authentication system, device inventory. System can also use built in User and Device registry for access and inventory management. Integration to payment solutions can be offered.

Staff side SW is designed for staff to manage devices, see transaction history and usage statistics. Staff can also use browser for operational actions such as item check-out or check-in for a given user. In addition to the physical master locker key, browser app can open individual locks or all locks at once in case of emergency. All check-out and check-in transactions are listed in self-checks view, and notifications, reports, user reported issues are listed under messages view. Access to devices is from device view. Locker groups, such as ‘PC’, ‘Mac’, ‘iPad’, ‘Android’ content, item and lock binding all is done in browser side.

TECHNICAL SPECS:

19” ELO touchscreen. Windows 10 PC or PT11ex device
Datalogic scanner
Bixolon receipt printer
Motor operated locks. Operated through CAN channel.
NFC master key; access through management software
Aluminum construction
Base unit measurements: 19.37” d X 63.98” h X 25.59” w
Module measurement : 19.37” d x 63.98” h x 23.90” w
Can be free standing or wall mounted
Uses standard 110 outlet

Locker Combinations (Locker_combinations.pdf, 5,815 Kb) [Download]

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