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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.

About LEID Products:

LEID Products, LLC provides patented biometric, access-controlled electronic locker and cabinet storage. Our storage closes the accountability […]

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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 […]

The Country Library and the City Library

We recently checked in on two of our library installations- one in the small town of Sandwich, IL and the other in the city of Silver Spring, MD.

 
The Country Library: Sandwich, IL
The Sandwich, IL Public Library District (population almost 8,000) installed the iLibrary system on a side of the building that allows for drive-through style access.

 

Their system includes one set of electronic lockers and a keypad.
The City Library: Silver Spring, MD
Silver Spring, MD (population 76,000+) is located just outside of Washington, DC.  This iLibrary system is located at the largest and newest of four branches in Silver Spring. 

This downtown branch is accessible to pedestrians, but also includes a drive up area.  There are two sets of electronic lockers equipped with a keypad and card reader.

 We hope both libraries enjoy their new systems for years to come!

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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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    LEID Products Attending ALA Conference to Collaborate with Librarians on Expanding Library’s Reach to the Community

LEID Products Attending ALA Conference to Collaborate with Librarians on Expanding Library’s Reach to the Community

Innovative leader in expanded library services to share with librarians attending the ALA Conference how its iLibrary System is used to economically offer patrons 24/7 access to library materials.

Auburn Hills, MI – June 24, 2015 – LEID Products, LLC, the leader of electronic locker and cabinet storage with biometric asset protection and control, today announced details of its attendance at the upcoming 2015 American Libraries Association (ALA) Conference, taking place June 25 – 30 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, CA. LEID Products will showcase its iLibrary System in booth 2128.

The ALA is the oldest and largest library association in the world and the annual conference provides attendees with innovative ideas, strategies, and techniques to better serve their communities. 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 offers a field proven and cost effective solution to expand library hours and reach without the cost and burden of a traditional brick and mortar library location or book mobile. LEID’s solution includes tamperproof Access.it Electronic Modular Access Units, with the option to add an iLibrary Kiosk to access the library website. Patrons browse and order materials online or directly through the iLibrary kiosk, and when reserving materials, the patron is prompted to select the pick-up location of their choice. Patrons are notified via phone call or email when materials are available for pick up. Patrons can pick up materials at any time by swiping their library card and/or entering a code into the keypad.

Sometimes referred to as a ‘Library Express’ or ‘Library Outpost,’ the iLibrary System provides communities with complete self-service access to […]

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    LEID Products Attending KPLA Conference, Displaying iLibrary System used to Expand Library Reach and Hours

LEID Products Attending KPLA Conference, Displaying iLibrary System used to Expand Library Reach and Hours

LEID Products continues to support Kentucky Libraries through its participation at the annual conference; attending librarians will have the opportunity to visit LEID Products’ exhibit to learn how to extend patron outreach with LEID’s iLibrary and Access.it self-service library systems.
Auburn Hills, MI- March 17, 2015  LEID Products, LLC., the leader of electronic locker and cabinet storage with biometric asset protection and control, today announced that it is attending the Kentucky Public Library Associated (KPLA) Conference in Lexington, KY this week. The company, as in previous years, is a sponsor of the KPLA Conference, and is displaying its iLibrary and Access.it systems that enable libraries to offer extended self-service hours or offer a complete standalone service branch to bring library service closer to outlying communities.

LEID’s system encompasses the iLibrary Kiosk and Access.it electronic lockers with keypad to store library holds for patron pick-up. Patrons browse materials online or directly through the iLibrary System Kiosk; orders are placed through the kiosk or remotely via the internet using their library card number. Patrons can choose to receive an email or phone call with an access code when their materials are available for pick-up. Upon notification the requested hold is ready for pick-up; patrons can retrieve holds from the electronic lockers by scanning their library card and/or entering an access code provided by the library. The locker containing their requested materials will open automatically. LEID’s software tracks all electronic locker transactions providing the library administrator with real-time activity and the ability to generate reports on demand.

“We continue to be impressed with KPLA and this conference,” said Sam Hoff, president, LEID Products. “The self-service LEID solution has been implemented in several locations across Kentucky and the interest we are […]

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LEID Products – The Industry Update

Take a peek at our fastest growing market segments – what’s new, what’s hot!
Law Enforcement/Government Agencies – LEID Products was originally formed to serve this market and our law enforcement business continues to grow, spreading across many sectors including federal agencies, military facilities, local, state, and university police departments.

What’s new? We were honored early this year when a federal agency asked us to develop an add-on to our high performance BACS Asset Management tracking system – a handgun safe – hence the birth of our newest addition to the BACS product line, the SmartGuard Handgun Safe. Now we can extend the BACS Armory system onto the office floor – perfect for federal agencies. No, you do not need to check that firearm into a set of lockers at the entrance of your building or floor.  Instead, carry it to your desk and safely store it in the biometrically accesses SmartGuard Handgun safe securely mounted under your desk and tied into the BACS Armory System – secure, accountable and readily accessible in the event of an emergency. Transforming the armory, LEID Products is staying at the forefront with its BACS product line.

In addition, The BACS Evidence System continues to gain ground in the market as forward thinking departments realize the need for tighter chain of custody and see the many benefits of automating the drop off and pick up of evidence. The BACS Evidence System has earned accolades from trusted and respected law enforcement resources such as Officer.com and PoliceOne.com.

College and Universities – This is a fairly new market segment for LEID.  Perhaps it is the unfortunate campus shootings we have seen in recent years that are driving the colleges and universities to invest more […]

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    Innovator of Express Library Solutions – LEID Products to Display iLibrary System at 2014 ALA Conference

Innovator of Express Library Solutions – LEID Products to Display iLibrary System at 2014 ALA Conference

LEID Products to showcase the iLibrary System – an innovative self-service express library solution – to show librarians how to maintain budget while expanding library services and hours to patrons in bordering communities.
Auburn Hills, MI – June 25, 2014– LEID Products, LLC, the leader of electronic locker and cabinet storage with biometric asset protection and control, today announced it will attend the 2014 American Libraries Association Annual Conference, taking place June 26 – July 1 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The iLibrary System is a cost effective solution that provides library services without the cost and burden of traditional brick and mortar library locations or book mobiles.  LEID Products will showcase its iLibrary System in booth 1256.

The oldest and largest library association in the world The American Library Association, holds its’ Annual Conference & Exhibition each summer. As libraries continue to transform to meet society’s changing needs, the conference offers a collaborative environment for librarians to learn how to be more effective, save money, and better serve patrons.

In today’s convenience driven world, a primary challenge for libraries is to provide patrons with better access to library materials; while library budgets remain restrictive. LEID Products iLibrary System is an economical solution empowering libraries to meet convenience needs by offering self-service express library locations which provide access to library materials 24/7. The iLibrary System is made up of LEID’s tamperproof Electronic Modular Access Units and the new and improved iLibrary Kiosk. Patrons browse and order materials online or directly through the iLibrary Kiosk. When reserving materials, the patron is prompted to select the pick-up location of their choice. The patron will receive notification of delivery and can pick up materials from the system’s electronic […]

LEID Products Announces Version 3.0 of the iLibrary Kiosk

LEID Products invests in enhancements to its iLibrary Kiosk – the heart of its secure, rugged and tamper proof self-service library access system.
Auburn Hills, MI – May 22, 2014 – LEID Products, LLC, the leader in electronic locker and cabinet storage with biometric asset protection and control, today announced version 3.0 of its iLibrary Kiosk. The iLibrary kiosk is used in conjunction with LEID’s Electronic Modular Access Units to offer a complete self-service ‘Express Library’ solution. The iLibrary System can be placed at the location of the library for extended hours, or at other locations including community centers, retirement communities, commuter stations or malls for the convenience of library patrons.

LEID Products iLibrary System is a cost effective, secure, rugged, and tamper proof self-service library access system for libraries to make materials more accessible to all patrons. The system provides an innovative way for libraries to deliver services to rural areas and growing communities where a brick and mortar library is not feasible. In addition, many urban libraries are using the system for patrons to access reserved materials after hours.  LEID’s iLibrary Kiosk and secure electronic lockers can be located outside under cover, making the self-service library available 24 hours a day, 7 days per week. (more…)

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    iLibrary System Helps Expand Library Reach and Hours – Will be on Display at 2014 Public Library Association Conference

iLibrary System Helps Expand Library Reach and Hours – Will be on Display at 2014 Public Library Association Conference

For the first time, LEID Products will offer demos of its iLibrary System and Kiosk to PLA Conference attendees, showcasing how to maintain budget while expanding library services and hours to patrons in bordering communities
Auburn Hills, MI – March 10, 2014– LEID Products, LLC, the leader of electronic locker and cabinet storage with biometric asset protection and control, today announced it will exhibit at the 2014 Public Library Association (PLA) Conference on March 13-14 in booth 1358. The show, taking place at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, brings together public librarians, public library workers, trustees, vendors and community members with a particular interest in public libraries. LEID Products is an exhibitor at the show and will be bringing its iLibrary System, which provides 24/7 remote access to library offerings for patrons that need more a convenient location, eliminating often restrictive hours of operation.

The conference seeks to offer a collaborative environment for all attendees. It will feature more than 150 educational sessions and provide opportunities to share success stories, best practices, new approaches to the public library business, and more.

“In today’s world, it’s difficult for a library to operate in the typical nine to five business hours,” explains Sam Hoff, president of LEID Products. “Patrons have become accustomed to a very fast-paced and on-demand world. Thus, they expect the same offering and capabilities from their libraries. We designed the iLibrary System keeping these patrons in mind. It allows libraries to extend hours and enable a self-service option that provides 24/7 accessibility.” (more…)

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