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City Commission Will Consider New Library Checkout System

The Largo City Commission will consider the purchase of a new system for checking materials in and out of the library at its meeting Feb. 5.

The Largo City Commission will consider purchasing a proposed new Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) system, which should make check out and check in at the library faster and more efficient, at its Feb. 5 meeting.

The estimated cost of the new RFID system and automated materials handler is $257,600, according to a preliminary city report. 

Each item is coded with an RFID chip and the system reads the RFID codes. The Friends of the Library is donating $225,000 toward the system, which will hopefully be in place around April, said Library Director Casey McPhee in a November interview.

The proposed new RFID system will reduce repetitive tasks so staff can assist patrons more with finding materials and providing help on computers. The new system will reduce the time in the check-in and check-out process, McPhee said in November.

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