Enhanced Self-Check Services have arrived

This message has been a long time coming. You may remember our Fall Refresh Part 1, where we gave the Foyer some love and attention. Part 2 was delayed by supply chain issues, but the equipment that we were expecting in the fall has finally arrived. We hope you enjoy this *Spring* Refresh!

Shared below are updates that you can look forward to the next time you visit the Library. If you have any questions, please ask your Library Staff at the service desks or contact us at lakeforestlibrary.org/contact.


New Self-Check Stations

New Self-Check Stations are available for patrons who prefer contactless service.

There are two new self-check stations in the Rotunda and two new stations in the Children's Library. These state-of-the-art machines are easier to use and include more features than the previous beta self-check machine we had in the Rotunda. As always, your Library Staff are nearby and happy to help as needed.

Enhanced self-check services are possible because the Library has transitioned to RFID technology. You may also notice new security gates in the Foyer and Children's Library. These gates are more airy and streamlined, which creates:

  • More spacious pathways
  • Easier access to nearby shelves
  • More open views of our beautiful Library

How to Check Out Your Items

Library Board President J.J. Johnson tried the new self-check stations in the Children's Library. Checking out your items is fun and easy!

  1. Scan your Lake Forest Library card.
  2. Place your stack of books on the platform. You can do multiple books at once!
  3. Follow the prompts on the screen. You're done!