The Huntsville-Madison County Public Library utilizes a radio frequency identification (RFID) system in some Library locations to protect the collection of materials and to provide self-check options to customers.
THIS SYSTEM WILL PROTECT THE COLLECTION AGAINST UNAUTHORIZED REMOVALS, ENABLE THE CIRCULATION SYSTEM TO WORK MORE EFFICIENTLY, AND PROVIDE BETTER LIBRARY SERVICE FOR ALL USERS.
The public is expected to enter and leave the Library through the designated entrance and exit gates. The system monitors through bags, briefcases and clothing so there is no need to display parcels, briefcases, etc. for examination before leaving. Personal books and objects will not set off the alarm.
This system will not affect film, data storage devices or any personal objects. There is no danger to health devices such as pacemakers.
Library staff will be glad to answer any questions about the RFID system.