As we usher in the new year, we are pleased to announce several exciting changes at BCFL:
Keep your check outs longer! As of January 2, all physical materials in BCFL's collection now circulate for 21 days (except for Lucky Day items, new movies, and video games, which circulate for 7 days). Now you know that you'll have plenty of time to read
War and Peace
or catch up on
Game of Thrones.
Soon, your check out experience will be even smoother and faster. We recently tagged each of the 477,666 items in our physical inventory with radio-frequency identification (RFID) chips so that you'll be able to check out even quicker and easier in 2018. You'll be able to use self-service kiosks, check out multiple items at once and spend less time waiting in line. In addition, RFID technology means that we'll be able to track our items more accurately, get your items back on the shelves faster and prevent loss more effectively.
Don't worry - our friendly, expert staff aren't going anywhere! With RFID, they'll spend less time on administrative tasks and more time with you! You won't have to search too far to find help -- just look for someone wearing a "How can I help you?" button. (Hint: They're probably smiling, too.)
On February 14, BCFL will launch its newest digital resource, cloudLibrary, which will replace Axis360. In addition to the books and audiobooks transferred from Axis 360, cloudLibrary users will be able to choose from an expanded selection of new and backlist titles and more new releases throughout the year! cloudLibrary will be compatible with iOS, Android, Nook, Kindle Fire and PC/Mac computers. Make your plans now to celebrate Valentine's Day with a good book.
We know that change isn't always easy, and we are steadfast in our mission to make your library experience as convenient and meaningful as possible. We are always happy to help, and we welcome your feedback, too!