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    LEID Products to Showcase Access.it Library System Used by Libraries Across the U.S. to Offer Patrons 24/7 Remote Access to Library Materials

LEID Products to Showcase Access.it Library System Used by Libraries Across the U.S. to Offer Patrons 24/7 Remote Access to Library Materials

LEID Products, pioneer of advanced access control systems, will be displaying its tamperproof electronic lockers for the library industry at the 2018 ALA Conference in New Orleans, LA June 21-26, 2018 in booth #3949

Auburn Hills, MI & New Orleans, LA – June 7, 2018 – LEID Products, LLC, the leader of electronic locker and cabinet storage with biometric asset protection and control, today announced it will be exhibiting at the 2018 American Library Association (ALA) Conference and Exhibition. The ALA Conference will be held at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, LA June 21-26. On the exhibition floor in booth #3949, LEID products will display its Access.it Library System.

LEID Products Access.it Library System is being used by libraries across the U.S. in innovative ways to improve the scope of their offerings and outreach within their community. The Access.it Library System electronic lockers offer a cost-effective solution for libraries looking to expand operations and provide patrons with the option of self-service, around-the-clock, remote access to library materials. LEID’s Access.it Library Systems have been installed in a variety of locations including outside library branches to extend hours, or in remote, convenient locations within a library’s community, such as grocery stores, gas stations, public transportation sites, or community centers.

Pickering Public Library of Pickering, Ohio, had its first Access.it Library System installed back in July of 2015. Tony Howard, Director of Pickerington Public Library comments on the library’s success using the system over the years saying, “The addition of 24 hour pickup lockers has been a welcome enhancement to our services here at the Pickerington Public Library. In fact, they have been so popular we had more lockers installed just to help meet the demand.” […]

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    LEID Products to Showcase Tamperproof Electronic Modular Access Units and Web-Enabled iLibrary Kiosk at American Library Association Annual Conference

LEID Products to Showcase Tamperproof Electronic Modular Access Units and Web-Enabled iLibrary Kiosk at American Library Association Annual Conference

Auburn Hills, MI & Chicago, IL – June 20, 2017 – LEID Products, LLC, the leader of electronic locker and cabinet storage with biometric asset protection and control, today announced it will be exhibiting at the American Library Association (ALA) Conference and Exhibition. The ALA Exhibition is taking place at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois June 23-26, 2017.  LEID Products will showcase its Electronic Modular Access Unit and web-enabled iLibrary kiosk in booth #4630 which is near the Mobile App Pavilion.

One of the biggest challenges for library administrators today is finding innovative ways to expand outreach of their library facility, while working with budgets which have remained restrictive.  LEID Products will be among more than 900 organizations exhibiting at this premier event.

LEID Products iLibrary System is a cost-effective solution empowering libraries to meet convenience needs by offering self-service, around-the-clock, express library locations. The iLibrary System is made up of LEID’s tamper-proof Electronic Modular Access Units and a web-enabled iLibrary Kiosk. Patrons browse and order materials online or directly through the iLibrary Kiosk. The patron will receive notification of delivery and can pick up materials from the system’s electronic lockers at any time by swiping their library card and/or entering a code into the keypad.

“Libraries are an important community resource, and are continually looking for ways to expand services for their patrons using a limited budget,” said John Kormanik, LEID Products senior account manager. “Our iLibrary system, with its cost-effective acquisition and ownership is an innovative way to enhance patron access.”

The 2017 ALA Conference is taking place June 22-27, 2017 in Chicago, IL.  To register, visit: http://2017.alaannual.org.

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    Midwest Libraries Expand Self-Service Pickup Locations with LEID Products Library Solutions

Midwest Libraries Expand Self-Service Pickup Locations with LEID Products Library Solutions

Auburn Hills, MI – June 6, 2017 – LEID Products, LLC., the leader of electronic locker and cabinet storage with biometric asset protection and control, today announced growing demand for its Access.it Library Solutions in Ohio and Illinois.  These libraries report that the popularity of self-service after-hour pickup service among library patrons is growing. Worthington and Pickerington Public Libraries in Ohio and Barrington Public Library in Illinois are all expanding their self-service locations originally purchased from LEID Products.

LEID’s Access.it System with electronic library lockers is a cost-effective, secure, rugged, and tamperproof self-service libra  ry access system for libraries to make materials more accessible to all patrons. Libraries can offer 24/7 access to library holds by placing the self-service Access.it units outside the branch. Libraries can also open new self-service mini branches at other community gathering locations such as recreation centers, parks, train stations, etc.

A customer of LEID Products for ten years, Barrington Area Library offers patrons four self-service pickup locations: South Branch in the South Barrington Park District; Willow Recreation Center; Barrington Hills Village Hall; and the Barrington Train Station. The new Access.it electronic locker system will be installed at the Willow Recreation Center. Head of Operations, Vicki Rakowski commented on the success of the program and working with LEID Products, “The lockers are high-quality, very functional and secure. It is easy for customers and staff to load and unload them. It can’t be complicated and they are not. LEID Products provides really good and responsive customer service. You absolutely get what you pay for.”

Pickerington Public Library purchased their first Access.it electronic library locker system two years ago to offer 24/7 self-service pickup outside the library. The success and popularity of the first installation led to an […]

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    LEID Products iLibrary System Receives Honorable Mention in 2016 Modern Library Awards from LibraryWorks

LEID Products iLibrary System Receives Honorable Mention in 2016 Modern Library Awards from LibraryWorks

System providing remote and round-the-clock access awarded by librarians

Auburn Hills, MI – December 15, 2015 – LEID Products, LLC, the leader of electronic locker and cabinet storage with biometric asset protection and control, is pleased to announce it has received Honorable Mention in LibraryWorks’ second annual Modern Library Awards (MLAs.)

The MLAs were created to recognize the top products in the library industry in a truly unbiased format. Products were submitted in the fall using a simple application, and then were posted on a private site with an enhanced description and attendant materials. These products were batched into small groups and sent to the LibraryWorks database of more than 80,000 librarians at public, K-12, academic, and special libraries. Only customers with experience with these products in their facilities were permitted to judge the products, resulting in a truly unbiased score.

Each judge scored the product on a numeric basis from 1-10 on a series of questions regarding functionality, value, customer service, etc.

“We are delighted that our iLibrary system has been so well received,” said Sam Hoff, CEO of LEID Products.  “Modern libraries are always thinking creatively to engage patrons. Libraries often turn to us when they are looking to economically expand access.  Thank you to all of our customers who voted.”

The iLibrary system combines electronic access units and a web-enabled, touchscreen kiosk to offer patrons 24/7 access to requested materials and to expand access beyond the main library branches.  The system was first installed at a library in 2011.  It has been installed at library branches and community locations such as grocery stores and office buildings throughout the country. The iLibrary system features:

Keypad controlled access with an optional card reader
Patron request system through kiosk […]

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    New Library Outposts Increase Access and Engagement for Patrons in Trenton, New Jersey

New Library Outposts Increase Access and Engagement for Patrons in Trenton, New Jersey

The American Library Association’s motto is “The best reading, for the largest number, at the least cost.”  In the digital age, the unwritten motto for librarians is “Get Creative.”  The Trenton Free Public Library in New Jersey has brought both of those mottos to life with the new Library Outposts that opened this year.

Get Creative

In 2010, as a result of the recession, the library’s budget was cut in half.  The Trenton Library was forced to close four branches, keeping only the main branch.  This cut drastically reduced the library’s accessibility to its patrons. The staff got creative about finding a solution.  They wanted to increase engagement despite the reduced budget.

Kimberly Matthews, Executive Director of the Trenton Free Public Library, remembered using a locker system at a library in San Francisco years ago.  Kimberly and her team researched options and gleaned ideas from a library conference.  Eventually, they came up with the idea of a Library Outpost – an extension of the main library branch into the community.

The best reading

Kimberly and her team decided to build the Outposts using LEID’s electronic storage lockers as well as a library vending machine from Public Information Kiosk, Inc. LEID’s electronic locker system allows customers to order any book from the library’s main branch and pick it up from the locker using the keypad and their library card.  The vending machine, stocked with popular titles in a variety of genres, offers customers spur of the moment choices.

The two products complement each other.  Kimberly says, “The library vending machine is like having a snack vending machine; the choices are limited. But offering LEID’s electronic locker system is like adding grocery delivery – patrons can select from the entire library’s offering and have it delivered […]

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    Demand for Reliable Technical Support and Service in Library Industry Drives LEID Products Expansion

Demand for Reliable Technical Support and Service in Library Industry Drives LEID Products Expansion

Library administrators take action to meet growing popularity of self-service after-hours pickup service among library patrons; need for U.S. based service and support to maintain after-hour pickup systems spurs LEID Products expanding efforts in Ohio area to satisfy influx of requests.
Auburn Hills, MI – June 4, 2015 – LEID Products, LLC., the leader of electronic locker and cabinet storage with biometric asset protection and control, today announced that it is expanding its presence in the Ohio area to meet the growing demand for its Access.it and iLibrary solutions, driven by the company’s reputation for reliable service and support. The systems enable libraries to offer self-service after-hour pickup hours, or offer a complete standalone service branch to bring library service closer to outlying communities.

Each year, an increasing number of library patrons are utilizing Library ‘after-hours’ pickup service to access library materials. In years past library administrators found offering this service to be cumbersome; when problems occurred with the electronics, hardware and/or software, as the vendors they had purchased from did not offer service or support. Recent increase in LEID Products library sales has been driven by the company’s reputation for outstanding U.S. based support and service, which ensures library administrators a successful ‘after-hours pickup’ program.

Similar to many of the library administrators across the U.S., Director of Pickerington Library in Pickerington, Ohio, Suellen Goldsberry, constantly evaluates how to expand the library’s reach and impact. Though Pickerington Library offered extended hours, it was not enough to meet its demand. Goldsberry purchased LEID’s Access.it System with electronic library lockers after consulting with Worthington Ohio Library. Worthington had hired LEID Products to replace all of its electronic components at its offsite library pickup/drop-off location, and upgraded the old locker […]

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    Missouri’s Christian County to Unveil Magic Library Xpress at Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Missouri’s Christian County to Unveil Magic Library Xpress at Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Christian County Public Library expands services to out-lying communities with an automated library pick-up site utilizing LEID Products self-service electronic library lockers.
Auburn Hills, MI – November 1, 2013 – LEID Products, LLC., the leader of electronic locker and cabinet storage with biometric asset protection and control, today announced its newest iLibrary customer, Christian County Public Library in Missouri, will celebrate the grand opening of what it has coined the Magic Library Xpress this weekend from 1-3 p.m. on November 2nd. The county library is located over 10 miles from some of the community it serves; therefore, it has opened this remote pickup and drop-off location for library materials at the Xpress Mart in Highlandville, MO to better serve all patrons.

“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. “The electronic library locker system from LEID Products was simple to set up, and we are looking forward to our grand opening celebration on Saturday.”

Like many small businesses, public libraries face heavy demand and traffic while struggling to maintain a steady budget. The LEID Products iLibrary System is a cost effective solution for libraries to make materials more accessible to all patrons, one of their top priorities. Library patrons will be able to choose the new Highlandville site when placing library materials on hold through the online catalog or by calling or emailing the library. Once notified that their items are ready for pick-up, they can visit the Shell gas station Xpress Mart. There, they will scan their library card at the electronically-controlled library lockers from LEID Products. The […]

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    Granville County Library to Introduce Two Express Library Sites Using LEID Products iLibrary System

Granville County Library to Introduce Two Express Library Sites Using LEID Products iLibrary System

Using LEID Products Access.it Electronic Lockers and iLibrary Computer Kiosk, North Carolina Public Library Introduces Innovative Standalone Self-service Branch to Better Serve Granville County Patrons

Auburn Hills, MI – August 2, 2013 – LEID Products, LLC., the leader in electronic locker and cabinet storage with biometric asset protection and control, today announced Granville County Public Library will introduce 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. (more…)

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    LEID Products to Promote Expansion of iLibrary System at ALA Conference

LEID Products to Promote Expansion of iLibrary System at ALA Conference

LEID Products to Display Revolutionary Self-Service Mini Library Branch Featuring Access.it Electronic Lockers and Innovative iLibrary Kiosk which Provide Public Libraries with an Affordable Option to Expand Community Access to Library Materials

Auburn Hills, MI – June 24, 2013– LEID Products, LLC, the leader of electronic locker and cabinet storage with biometric asset protection and control, today announced it will attend the American Libraries Association Annual Conference, taking place June 27 – July 2 in Chicago. LEID Products will showcase its iLibrary System and highlight achievements in expansion and popularity of the product in Booth #424. (more…)