Where are your patrons? Checking out books at the self-checkout station! Are you looking for ways to expand your readers’ advisory reach beyond the reference desk? Now you can offer reading recommendations to every single person who checks out their own books, thanks to our partnerships with selected self-checkout vendors.
As patrons check out their books on a self-checkout machine, "Recommended Reads" from NoveList appear on the screen. Patrons can place a recommended title on hold, print details, or email themselves information.
Adding recommendations to your checkout stations reinforces the idea that the library is more than just a book delivery service -- it is a book discovery service as well. Now you can even reach those "drive-by readers" who are only in the library for a brief time to check out books.
Adding recommendations to self-checkout stations increases library circulation and usage, and it turns a single checkout transaction into an opportunity for future interaction by encouraging readers to return to the library for more.
This self-checkout enrichment requires a separate purchase. You can ONLY purchase this service through one of our self-check partners. Please contact these companies for purchasing information:
"Setting up reading recommendations was easy. It's simple to manage and we could immediately see an increase in our NoveList statistics. Patrons are being exposed to many more recommendations each time they check out."
-- Jeannie Dilger, Executive Director, LaGrange Public Library