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3M Proud to Offer Bespoke Furniture
"In response to customer demands, we have been developing our relationships with leading UK furniture manufacturers to ensure we can offer self-service solutions to fit any library" comments Paul Woolwine, Sales & Marketing Manager.
All bespoke options are fully comptatible with our latest fines & fees solutions i.e.: chip & pin, cash, coin, note acceptors. In addition, we are working hard to make sure that all future innovations, including e-payments, can be added, offering our customers a fully customisable, flexible, self-service solution.
"The introduction of RFID/self-service technology is part of the ongoing transformation of Northamptonshire Libraries which is changing both the staff culture and the customer experience."
"Our aim in choosing bespoke furniture was to fit the design to the way we wished to manage self-service process in Northamptonshire. In particular we wanted to minimise the handling of stock by library staff and to make using the self-check units as easy and intuitive as possible for customers. Therefore we wanted a unit which had one return bin only (for requested items, stock from other branches etx) and which allowed us to position a returns trolley alongside".
"Customers return branch stock to the trolley themselves and are also able to choose stock from the trolley, reducing the stock which has to be shelved by library staff. The look of the furniture was also very important and a bespoke design allowed us to match finishes to our new PayPoints and Information pods".
Library Projects Officer
Northamptonshire County Council Libraries and Information Service