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Introducing self-service returns

What’s the opposite of checking out items? Checking them back in! Meescan now allows patrons to return items from mobile devices and kiosks. The returns process works very similarly to our self-checkout, so this new feature will feel very familiar … Read More

Members of the Meescan team kayaking on the ocean in Indian Arm.

Annual kayaking staff day

Last month, we held our third annual kayaking staff event! We all took the day off from working on self-checkout solutions, turned on our out of office replies, and headed out for one of our favourite staff days every year.  … Read More

Introducing off-site capability

Meescan is predominantly used inside the library to allow patrons to check out items. As self-checkout transactions must be associated with a specific location, this requires location services and geolocation. In light of library closures leading to increased use of … Read More

stack of books outside on wooden swing

Introducing Curbside Pickup

In just a matter of months, the global pandemic has changed the way libraries can serve patrons. To change with libraries, Meescan has developed a brand new feature: Curbside Pickup.  Our new Curbside Pickup feature was developed specifically so libraries … Read More

young woman wearing mask outside of building

Introducing touchless kiosk mode

We’re six months into the pandemic which means plexiglass barriers, reusable masks, and hand sanitizer have become part of everyday life. Libraries are in various states of planning and adapting, from completely closed to visits by appointment to completely open. … Read More

Introducing proxy borrowing

  Proxy borrowing is a service that allows designated individuals to borrow materials on behalf of other patrons.   Patrons can sign into as many as ten accounts on the Meescan app on mobile devices and easily swap between the … Read More

Magnetic stripe card authentication now supported!

Here at Meescan, we are always looking to improve the self-checkout experience. To accommodate customers using magnetic stripe card authentication, we have now released our updated kiosk with an integrated magnetic stripe reader. The reader supports all three tracks and … Read More

Now Meescan is a library card in your pocket

A virtual library card is now available within the Meescan app, making it even easier for patrons to use the library. This feature offers library users the convenience of having a scannable library card readily available on their device. The user … Read More

New features available now and coming soon

  You may have heard that Meescan is the easiest way to check out library books, magazines, DVDs, and all kinds of library items without staff assistance.   After a quick one-time login, library patrons are all set to checkout … Read More

Meescan saves staff time

Meescan was recently showcased in the American Libraries Magazine. The article, written by Carrie Smith on July 19, 2017, features library staff time saving technologies and new labor-saving services. “Self-checkout is an established way to save staff time, but it often comes with … Read More