Improving self-service with the introduction of RFID

RFID self-service machineDuring February and March 2021 Library Services will install new RFID self-service machines across our libraries.

Our new self-service machines will enable users to borrow and return multiple items simultaneously, resulting in quicker transaction times and contact-free loans. 

Installation works will start at our campus libraries in February and we plan to deliver the machines to the Central Library in March. Each library will close for a period of time to allow enabling works to take place. The closure period will vary depending on the work required.

Look out for updates at Our libraries and on Twitter.

Planned library building closures (subject to change in response to COVID-19 restrictions)
LibraryClosure datesNotes
 Silwood Park Campus Library  Friday 29 January - Monday 1 February  Self-service machine expected to be operational at a later date
 St Marys Fleming Library  Due Monday 8 February - delayed due to adverse weather conditions  Gallery will remain open
 Charing Cross Campus Library  Monday 15 February  
 Hammersmith Campus Library  Monday 22 February  A longer closure period may be required depending on works completed on 22 February
 Royal Brompton Campus Library  

Friday 26 February - Monday 1 March

 Chelsea and Westminster Campus Library  TBC  
 Central Library, South Kensington Campus  Friday 12 - Friday 19 March
 Works completed ahead of schedule, Library is now open
Planned closures

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