New Self-Service Checkout for books


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James E. Tobin Library Self-Service Book Kiosk

The new Patron Self-Service Book Kiosk allows registered Molloy College patrons to check out/in/renew books in the main room of the James E. Tobin Library. This new service makes checkout, check-in or renewing books more efficient - less time waiting to checkout, check-in or renew books and the ability to decide if you want paper or emailed receipts. We know our patrons want to access as many services online as possible, and this is another great step forward in making our services easy to use.

Follow the simple screen instructions: touch the screen to start; position your Molloy ID barcode for the machine to read; then let it read the barcode of the book; desensitize/resensitize and finally, pick up or email your receipt that shows the checkout date, titles and barcodes, and the date due.

For more information, ask at the Patron Services Desk or call 516-323-3913.

Who can use this service?

Registered Molloy College patrons with updated ID cards

Who can't use this service?

Non-Molloy College patrons, patrons without updated ID cards will not be able to use this kiosk. Patrons always have the option to check out/in /renew books at the Patron Services desks.

What's the benefit of using the kiosk?

  • Saves time - shorter lines at Patron Services desks.
  • Choice for paper or electronic receipt.

What are not eligible for the Self-service Kiosk?

At this time, media, reserves, and interlibrary loan materials cannot be checked out/in/renew, but circulating books can.


How do you use the kiosk?

Follow the simple screen instructions: touch the screen to start; position your Molloy ID barcode for the machine to read; then let it read the barcode of the book; desensitize/resensitize and finally, pick up or email your receipt that shows the checkout date, titles and barcodes, and the date due.

What is there is a problem using the kiosk?

Please see someone at the Patron Services desk.