A history of bookmobiles in Canada

When bookmobiles made their Canadian debut in the 1930s, they were made from converted trucks and busses and ran off an honour system. With the expectation that when the bookmobile returned, you’d bring the book back to exchange for a … Read More

Get more out of your kiosk

At Meescan, our goal is to help our customers succeed. Success looks a little different at every library, depending on your workflow, patron base, and overall needs. When it comes to self-checkout, more patrons using Meescan means your team has … Read More

The Best Book and Library Themed Playlist: Our Staff Picks

With several avid readers on our team, we’re constantly scouring the literary world for captivating tales that transport us to new and exciting realms. Whether we’re immersing ourselves in classics or discovering fresh, up-and-coming authors, we take pride in sharing … Read More

Meescan team tries snow tubing at Cypress

Keeping things simple and building positive relationships is part of our DNA at Meescan, and our group bonding activities are no exception. This snowy winter, we took advantage of the snow on the mountains and headed to Cypress where we … Read More

We believe in features, not fees

Here at Meescan, we believe in features, not fees. Now…what does this mean? When your library has a Meescan license, you have access to our range of features and configurations. These solutions are available to your library at no extra … Read More

Meescan wins platinum recognition in 2023 Modern Library Awards

Kicking off 2023 with platinum! Meescan is pleased to announce that we have received a platinum award in the ninth annual Modern Library Awards (MLAs) held by LibraryWorks!  The Modern Library Awards are awarded to the top products and services … Read More

Returning to library conferences in person

A year full of conferences    Meescan’s had a phenomenal year back at in-person and virtual conferences!  It was great to see familiar faces, meet new librarians and exhibitors, and return to conferences in such an exciting fashion. We had … Read More

woman with book in her hand between bookshelves

Return books with kiosks and mobile devices

Do you know about our Returns feature? That’s right – your patrons can check books in the same way they checked out, using Meescan! We designed the Meescan Returns feature to be configurable for your library. Regardless of how you’d … Read More

Team photo in front of deep cove with kayaks

Staff kayaking 2022

It’s that time of year again! The Meescan team took a break from working on self-checkout to go on our annual kayaking staff day in Deep Cove. Upon arrival, we immediately applied layers of sunscreen, changed into some kayaking-appropriate outfits, … Read More

Meescan staff sit around a table, enjoying a peanut butter pie as part of Dessert Day.

Learn new recipes with Meescan’s staff Dessert Day

Here at Meescan, we like to promote a healthy balance of work and fun by having a dog-friendly workspace and holding plenty of team events such as Dessert Day. Originally started back in September of 2020, Dessert Day takes place … Read More