The last time I was at the Middleton Library I saw something I had never seen before and it was something I didn’t think even existed.
It was a conveyor belt and automatic sorter for the library materials return. You can see it goes around a corner and gets sorted into bins in the top left corner of the picture.This seems like some big time stuff! I don’t know what volume they have but I imagine this would make sense for a large library. The sign below says it can often provide immediate check-in.
Here is the book drop instructions. It even has a light so you know you are good to drop. I was fascinated by it – maybe a little too fascinated.
Have you ever seen something like this in a library before?