Making it easier to find, check out and return books

The Library is embarking on a major project to replace the technology for managing our print collections. We’ll be replacing barcode technology with an RFID (radio-frequency identification) system. The RFID system means that each book will be fitted with its own RFID tag that makes the item easier to find, manage and secure.

Benefits for students and staff:
– Better, quicker check out (multiple books at once)
– Finding books will be easier
– Easier returns with more reliable technology

What you need to know:
– Over the next 12 months members of our RFID project team will be amongst the shelves starting in Fisher, working to tag each book, so there will be minor disruptions with books being temporarily removed for re-tagging and then replaced.
– Starting in 2018, we’ll have new technology being rolled out across our libraries for checking out and returning books. Our staff will be on hand to help make the transition as smooth as possible.

Progress updates will be available on our website and if you have any questions, please get in touch with Paul O’Brien at