The concept of a self-service mini library branch has been growing in popularity across the nation. From California to Florida, LEID’s iLibrary System and Electronic Lockers are offering compelling self-service solutions to provide public libraries with an innovative and affordable option to provide library access where demand is insufficient to support a traditional ‘brick and mortar’ library. The system breaks through traditional 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. business hours, enabling self-service accessibility regardless of the time of day. Here is a peak at three of our recent projects!


Missouri – Christian County’s ‘Magic Library Xpress’

Electronic Library Lockers by LEIDThis weekend, on November 2nd, Christian County Library in Missouri will hold its grand opening ribbon cutting ceremony for, what they have coined, the new Magic Library Xpress. The automated library pick-up site is located at the Shell gas station Xpress Mart in Highlandville, MO. The Christian County Library is located as far as 10 miles away from some of the communities it serves. Recently, its Board of Trustees determined Highlandville a deserving location for a remote library drop-off/pick-up location. “The community is very excited about this new service. Until now, Highlandville and Spokane residents have had to drive 10 miles or more to access library materials,” said Taneesa Hall, executive secretary of Christian County Library.

Minnesota – Anoka County’s ‘Library on the Go’

Library on the GoAnother library in Minnesota chooses LEID Products to enhance service and bring convenience to patrons. Located at the Andover YMCA/Community Center and the Ramsey Municipal Center, Anoka County’s ‘Library on the Go’ makes access to library materials more easy and convenient. With just a library card and a valid e-mail address, patrons can request library materials from the catalog and pick them up at their convenience. Check out the great video the library put together to explain the new service!

North Carolina – Grandville County’s ‘Express Libraries’

iLibrary Kiosk_Electronic Library Lockers_LEID ProductsGranville County Public Library introduced two Express Library locations to patrons through the introduction of the iLibrary System in Wilton and Oak Hill, NC. As part of the Library Bond passed in 2008, the Express Libraries will provide convenient access to library materials for those who live in the more isolated areas of Granville County. Both Express Library sites are conveniently located next to the EMS stations in those communities.