The self-checkout machines at the Coronado Public Library will now automatically display recommended titles based on the items a patron is checking out.
The machines, made by Biblioteca, will show recommendations from NoveList, a database that helps readers find their next book. (Full access to NoveList is available through the library’s computers and from anywhere with a Coronado Public Library card. However, unlike the recommendations from the self-checkout machines, NoveList recommendations are not always in the library’s collection.) The great news is that the NoveList recommendations from the self-checkout machines are all items that are in the library collection.
Here’s how it works:
When a patron checks out a title, the screen will recommend other titles in the series, or titles that are similar to the book being checked out. By selecting the blue “Show Details” option under the recommended title, a brief synopsis of the book displays on the screen. Patrons then have the option to close the screen or print the recommendations. Those who choose to print the recommendations will receive one receipt with the item they checked out and the due date, as usual, and another receipt with the recommended title(s).
VOL. 112, NO. 46 - Nov. 16, 2022