Enable library patrons to borrow & renew books with only an app
A fully functioning library app, which allows patrons to access a wide range of library services, on and off-site, helps make the library relevant and easily accessible to a new, technologically focused audience.
Facilitate easy access to your library with appIT – the Library App from D-Tech which enables patrons to access a range of library services, including the ability to Borrow & Renew books, using only their smart device.
How can a library app benefit you and your patrons?
Utilising either barcode or RFID technology, appIT delivers a raft of features, including checkout of items, checking of account status, renew items, check library locations and hours of operation. Additionally, the app can be used to engage and communicate with patrons through advertising space and patron messaging. You can even show patrons a simple survey, with results easily available via your secure online portal.
Did you know: There were 218 BILLION mobile app downloads in 2020 – a 55% increase on 2016
Issue & Deactivate RFID Tags with a smart device
The huge advantage of appIT, to your library and your patrons, is that it enables your users to issue and deactivate an RFID tag directly from their phone or other smart device – the only app on the market to offer this functionality.
Forgotten your library card? No problem when you have appIT
appIT allows patrons to scan their library card, storing the barcode within the app, which can then be presented to any barcode scanners within your library – no more fumbling for forgotten library cards.
Empower staff to support patrons
By enabling patrons to manage routine administrative tasks, appIT allows staff more time to focus on invaluable librarian and patron interactions.
Simple to set up, easy to manage
appIT is easy to set up and manage via a secure online portal, which allows you to control library and app settings and information. Adding new facilities is quick and easy, with the option to copy existing library settings when increasing your estate.
Features of appIT - the library app
• Compatible with NFC-enabled Android and Apple devices
• RFID Tag reading & RFID Security deactivation via NFC
• Patrons can; checkout & renew items, check account information including current loans, available reservations & outstanding fines, display their library card barcode
• Range of customer interaction functions
• Full integration with LMS/ILS
• Barcode scanning via user’s smart device camera
• Remember me ‘auto login’ facility and password control
• Customise the appIT front end with your logo
• Control library and app settings via a secure online portal
What is NFC?
NFC (Near-Field Communication) is a set of communication protocols for communication between two electronic devices over a distance of 4 cm (1.5 inches) or less.
Want to find out more?
Take advantage of cutting edge library technology today with appIT from D-Tech. Contact us today for more information or for a free technology review of your library or public space.
Call us today on 01394 420 077
Supporting Libraries Throughout COVID-19
By enabling patrons to access the library via their own device, appIT can help you maximise the services you are able to offer safely throughout the pandemic by reducing the reliance on shared equipment and materials.
appIT is just one of D-Tech’s range of leading library solutions