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3M Library Systems is proud to have helped many fine libraries with their productivity, security and information management needs.

Browse our case study library to what products and solutions were found for diffent libraries. This is also your chance to find out why you, too, should make 3M your library partner for success.

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Case Studies for University Libraries

University of Central Lancashire

University of Central Lancashire awarded winner of the BIC/CILIP RFID Innovation Award 2011

By using the 3M FX Sorter System to streamline their acquisitions process students can now access new books within two hours of the Library receiving them. This new process has significantly reduced staff time and effort in receipting new stock whilst managing returns, and enhanced the students' experience of the library service.

University of Nottingham

3M Digital Library Assistant helps the University of Nottingham streamline stock management

Back in 2006 the University of Nottingham decided to carry out a full implementation of RFID technology from 3M into its six largest libraries.

PDF, 574KB
University of Kent

Simplifying sortatation at the University of Kent

When the University of Kent library underwent a reorganisation, a strategic plan was put together to explore the use of technologies to help increase efficiencies in its core library activities.

PDF, 574KB
University of Derby

The University of Derby stays loyal to EM Security

Library security is evolving and 3M, provides systems that accommodate each customer’s specific requirements, whether it is upgrading to new technology or continuing with existing technology.

PDF, 574KB
University of Chester

RFID detection systems from 3M help revolutionise security at the University of Chester

The University of Chester manages five libraries, four of which have recently been modernised with the introduction of a range of RFID based library systems from 3M.

PDF, 574KB

Case Studies for Public Libraries

Dorset public library

3M Command Centre helps Dorset County Council improve service levels

Dorset County Council manages 34 libraries that vary greatly both in size and style, from bigger branches such as Weymouth and Dorchester, issuing large quantities of items, to smaller village libraries.

PDF, 560KB
3Canada Water 'Super Library' benefits from 3M innovative design

3M works with Southwark Borough Council to pioneer a contemporary solution

As part of a huge redevelopment programme at Canada Water, Southwark Borough Council has built a contemporary £14 million ‘Super Library’ that holds more than 40,000 books, CDs and films, as well as offering meeting rooms, space for evening classes and WiFi facilities.

PDF, 196KB
Widnes Library Leads Next Generation

Widnes Library Leads Next Generation

Widnes Library in Halton has become the first in the UK to install the 3M™ SelfCheck™ V-Series, 3M’s fifth generation SelfCheck™ System. Widnes is also the first library under Halton Borough Council to introduce self-issue.

PDF, 372KB
RFID Jump-Starts Self-Issue

RFID Jump-Starts Self-Issue

Self-issue has quadrupled at Liverpool’s Allerton Community Library following the introduction of the 3M™ SelfCheck™ R-Series - the first public library installation in the north.

PDF, 366KB
Sutton Public Library Turns to Page One

Sutton Public Library Turns to Page One

People in the London Borough of Sutton have every opportunity to be some of the best read in the country: well certainly very up-to-date with new titles - fiction and reference.

PDF, 371KB

Case Studies for School & College Libraries

Book Boost Win for King Arthur’s Community School

Book Boost Win for King Arthur’s Community School

Irene Chant went ‘off curriculum’ on a recent shopping spree, filling her trolley with mystical dungeons, dragons and demons, vroom vroom fast cars and superbikes, a bundle of fiction for a good read and became starry-eyed over the New Astronomer.

PDF, 305KB
Self-Service is the Way Forward at North Herts College

Self-Service is the Way Forward at North Herts College

The Stevenage Centre at North Hertfordshire College has installed the 3M™ SelfCheck™ system to encourage ‘out of hours’ and weekend use. Students can now issue, return and renew their own books without the need for staff intervention.

PDF, 314KB