The cashless circ desk


A rumor from CODI: According to iTEAM, via Al Carlson, Polk County Library Cooperative is using cash-card technology to allow patrons to deposit money into their Horizon account to pay a fine. If it’s true, it’s very exciting to me; it would be a major part of implementing anonymous library cards (http://www.infotoday.com/cilmag/jun05/Ostrowsky.shtml). You’d be able to avoid the suspicious act of handing $20 bills to a librarian and getting a receipt, and you could use the same card for copiers too.

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