Chronicles of Dissent – “With self-check, patrons can come pick up books they reserve without having to wait on line or for librarian assistance. The problem with self-check is that libraries put the reserved books out where they are available to everyone and with the patronâ€™s name on the tag, allowing anyone and everyone to see what you have reserved.”
Seattlest – “Our evidence: right around the time we switched to the University branch, self-checkout appeared in the library. There were hitches — we had a particularly memorable experience where it took us 10 minutes and the help of two staff members to check out seven pieces of library material. But self-checkout improved, and we no longer got to chat with librarians or staff members as they scanned our books.”
Love the robot pic.