[tog] Library self service kiosks available

Padraic Stack padraic.stack at dublincity.ie
Fri Nov 23 16:24:00 CET 2018

Hi people of TOG,

I work in Dublin City Public Libraries.

We have a number of 3M Tharsus self-service kiosks which have reached their useful end of life for us.

We wonder if they might be of interest to anyone.  The kiosk comprises of:

·         touch screen

·         barcode scanner

·         thermal printer

·         coin counting slot / tray

·         notes tray

·         RFID scanner

all housed in an aluminium unit.

The unit includes a computer, keyboard and mouse tucked away in the innards. The machine ran / runs 32 bit Windows XP on a full desktop sized case.

They're not exactly the same as the attached image but it gives a good idea of what they are. This website has more information: https://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:0L_zom_6G1kJ:https://www.tharsus.co.uk/case-study/3m-library-kiosk/+&cd=6&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=ie&client=firefox-b-ab

We used them as self-service kiosks where people would scan their library card, return or borrow their RFID tagged books, pay fines if applicable and get a receipt for the transaction. The machine can also give change. They could be repurposed for any number of tasks like printing tickets, magic 8ball device, fortune telling etc etc.

If anyone is interested in finding out more please let me know. Unfortunately we would have to get rid of these fairly quickly so prompt communication is important.

All the best,


Padraic Stack | Senior Librarian| Dublin City Public Libraries | Dublin City Library and Archive, 138-144 Pearse Street, Dublin 2, Ireland   |  E. padraic.stack at dublincity.ie<mailto:padraic.stack at dublincity.ie> |   P. (01) 6744831
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