RFID MINIMIZES WAIT TIMES FOR LIBRARY CUSTOMERS

Jimei University Library has implemented RFID to achieve a faster and easier inventory process.


Background


Jimei University Library in Xiamen, China, has a total collection of 2,119,700 volumes and serves more than 22,000 full-time students.


Challenge


The library set out to automate the loan and return of library items, reducing queuing times and theft.


Solution


The library installed an RFID system and implemented a conversation program. The system uses Block™HF RFID tags from SMARTRAC.


Success


The RFID system has reduced queuing times and theft, and also made sorting library items more efficient so that books can be returned to the shelves quicker. Passing an RFID reader along the bookshelves makes the inventory process easier and much faster.