Library boasts new tracking, security system

The Cliff Cave Branch County Library, 5430 Telegraph Road, has adopted a new tracking and security system called Radio Frequency Identification, or RFID.

The technology is used by major retailers, and, increasingly, by libraries across the country, according to a news release.

Cliff Cave is the eighth county library branch to install and activate RFID, which uses a small radio chip in place of a barcode.

Self-check stations and new security gates also have been installed as part of the project.

RFID makes the checking in and out of materials much easier and faster, the release stated. In fact, in most cases, customers can check out their own materials.

Instead of scanning items one at a time, customers can check out four to five items simultaneously by placing their materials on an RFID-enabled pad.

The library is working to gradually convert all 20 branches to RFID.