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2021 Events

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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

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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. 

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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