Communities can have more access library services and the Smallest Branch offers a solution to maintain or increase the library’s reach. With the Smallest Branch you now can have a 24/7 small library at an indoor location of your choice.
The five shelf, 175 item capacity unit ensures the ability to provide a variety of materials for your library patrons, where they are. All you need is a network cable and power outlet.
Smallest Branch: Compact library for check out and check in
With the Smallest Branch you now can have your own small library on location. Your customers can have access to materials 24/7. With a combined check in and checkout function, you can offer an independent library at an indoor location of your choice. The five shelf, 175 item capacity unit ensures the ability to provide a variety of materials for your library patrons. All you need is a network cable and power outlet. Communities are demanding more access and the Smallest Branch offers a solution to maintain or even significantly extend the library’s reach.
Its transparent doors, which are equipped with an electronic lock, can easily be opened by presenting a library card to a card reader. The patron takes the books he or she wants and just closes the door again. After closing the door, the Smallest Branch prints out a receipt which tells the customer exactly which books he or she has taken and when they need to be returned. Returning a book is equally simple: present the card – open the door – return the book.
The intuitive user interface provides library patrons with all the information they need. An integrated thermal printer provides the patron a receipt of all transactions that have taken place so they can always check what they have returned to or have checked out from the library.
The Smallest Branch communicates utilizing the SIP protocol, an industry standard. This means that all lending traffic is fed back to your library management system.
The Smallest Branch software has a maintenance mode with full of features. While in maintenance mode you can perform a full inventory, and print out inventory result with a printer. Smallest Branch can be connected to P.V. Supa centralized management software which will give you all reporting and remote control functionalities that are familiar from other software made by P.V. Supa.