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

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8 things to notice when using the Meescan demo app

Did you know that with Meescan self-checkout, you can ‘try before you buy?’ That’s right – using the regular Meescan app on your Android or Apple device, you can experience the same self-checkout that your patrons would if Meescan was … Read More

Meescan wins gold in Modern Library Awards 2022

Meescan wins gold recognition in 2022 Modern Library Awards

A great start to 2022! Meescan is pleased to announce that we have received a gold award in the eighth annual Modern Library Awards (MLAs) held by LibraryWorks!  The Modern Library Awards are awarded to the top products and services … Read More

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Meescan is the perfect companion for bookmobiles

  Meescan is designed for libraries of all sizes and shapes – even libraries with wheels and an engine! We love working with mobile libraries because they often provide services to the underserved or out-of-reach patrons that would otherwise have … Read More

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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

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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

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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