How Meescan works

Let's get technical

Not your usual self-checkout

Built on the cloud

From the ground up, Meescan is designed as a cloud-based service and is fully network-managed. This unique self-checkout solution provides High Availability with very little local infrastructure.

What does that mean for you? Meescan is easy for libraries to install and easy for patrons to use, and our equipment never requires on-site installation or repairs.

Meescan offers you a comprehensive self-checkout solution for a fraction of the cost.

About the Meescan cloud

The backbone of the Meescan cloud is our distributed data centre with servers all across the world to provide a reliable, secure, and compliant service no matter where your library is located. All components of Meescan communicate with the cloud over secured data connections.

Meescan architecture is built on High Availability standards with scaling, redundancy, and automated load balancing in place. All of our system components are monitored 24/7 and respond autonomously to unexpected events.

Rest assured that the Meescan cloud is always working hard so that your circulation desk staff don't have to.

A cloud above the rest

Prioritizing security and privacy

Libraries prioritize the security and privacy of their database and patrons, so we prioritize it too.

Meescan is built with the highest regard to security and privacy. We don't retain any personal information, as all identifying information is encrypted every step of the way.

Thanks to the high security standards we've always had in place, Meescan is used by a number of organizations and institutions with demanding security protocols.

iPhone displaying the home screen interface of Meescan's mobile app.
The Original "Self-checkout in your pocket"

Mobile self-checkout

Meescan runs on virtually all mobile devices, allowing patrons to check out items from anywhere in the stacks. Our mobile app uses Bluetooth and geolocation technology, and is a seamless part of the Meescan cloud.

Patrons don't have to worry about queueing up for checkout and can enjoy the privacy of self-checkout from their own device.

Solutions for all security gates

Meescan security stations

Meescan is compatible with EM and RFID security, offering a self-checkout solution that easily integrates your security system with the self-checkout process. Our security stations are part of the Meescan cloud and approve items for desensitization in real-time. Patrons can use the security stations whether they are completing self-checkout from their mobile device or from a kiosk.


Our smart, cloud-connected EM stations are custom-configured to read a combination of item barcode placements across your collection and securely desensitize EM strips in books and media items.


Our smart, cloud-connected RFID stations are compatible with virtually all RFID tag formats, and securely desensitize tags in books and media items.

Meescan speaks many languages

Integrations with other systems

Modern times and a variety of library workflows call for interoperability. Our cloud architecture and talented in-house development team allow us to build custom integrations so your library can use Meescan with other systems when necessary.

User lookups, single sign-on, and interfacing with various credential readers are just a few examples of Meescan's flexibility.


What libraries are saying

From our earliest adopters to our latest implementations, we’ve partnered with a lot of happy libraries.

“Meescan's unique offering fit our need and vision for self check and was a much better option than the other traditional solutions that we had been contemplating for years. We could not be happier with our decision to implement Meescan. Meescan has been an extraordinary company to work with and are both innovative and committed to their customers' success..”
Patrick Gutbrod
Systems Administrator

Euclid Public Library
“Meescan has given our faculty, students and staff the flexibility of conveniently checking out their own materials using the iPad [kiosk] or the app on their phone. Our students love 'checking themselves out'! Meescan has also provided us with exceptional support and creative troubleshooting. We highly recommend MeeScan!”
Shannon D’Agnone
Director of Library Services

The King’s University
"Our library had rejected other self-checkout solutions in the past, because they were too bulky, too expensive, and too outmoded. Meescan gave us a self-checkout system that is literally small enough to fit in the palm of a patron's hand, vastly more affordable, and gives our patrons the modern user experience they have come to expect. We're thrilled to have found Meescan.”
Missouri State
Brooks Travis
Information Technology Coordinator

Missouri State University Library​
“There are two major benefits to the Meescan self-check system: its compact footprint and the conscientious customer service Meescan provides during implementation. For a small library like us, with limited space and resources, this is tremendous.”
Rick Santos
Access Services Librarian

Molloy College
“Our staff and patrons have been using both the Meescan app on the phone as well as the Meescan kiosk. It has been an affordable solution to provide additional self-check options for our community.”
Karen Demers
Library Director

Wilbraham Public Library
“100% satisfied! We like the simplicity of the current solution! Keep doing what you're doing! The product and customer support are the best of all the library vendors we work with!!!”
Ann Arundel
Rudy Rodela
Chief of Support Services

Anne Arundel County Public Library

Meescan could be the last thing you ever have to check out.