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PSP partnership opens doors for 3M

3M, the diversified technology company, is making significant inroads into the schools and colleges market, thanks to its close working relationship with PSP Asset Protection. Importantly, the extra market penetration is contributing significantly to sales growth in 3M RFID and self service library systems, including the 3M SelfCheck kiosk.


3M and the University of West England

At the end of 2011 the University of West England worked with 3M, the diversified technology company, to install a seven-bin FX Sorter system at Frenchay, one of its five university libraries. The sorter works alongside several self-issue machines and handles all returns, 24 hours a day. The library's Customer Services Manager Eleanor Clark-Webster comments that the impact of the sorter has been substantial, and the library has been delighted with the quality of both the sorter and of the 3M service team.

 Pembroke College Library

Old meets new at Pembroke College library

Pembroke College is the third oldest college at the University of Cambridge and, with more than 600 students, it is one of the university’s larger colleges. The challenge for Pembroke College library was to offer modern self-service facilities such as SelfCheck Kiosks and Software System, whilst ensuring the equipment complemented existing antique furniture in the library and retained the library’s character and atmosphere.

 Bolton Library

Missing Books Get Sorted In Bolton Central

Opened in 1938, Bolton Central Library is the largest library in Bolton and the earliest public library to be established after the Public Libraries Act 1850. The library was redesigned in 2005 to encourage greater browsing and allow for the clear display of its vast collection of books.

 UEL Book Scan

University of East London creates “a library for the 21st century" with 3M Sortation Systems

The University of East London’s (UEL) Stratford Campus library recently underwent a £15 million redevelopment to support the learning, teaching and research needs of a university of over 28,000 students from 120 countries worldwide, studying various subjects from health, sport and biosciences to psychology.

 Self Check Kiosk

Introducing the new 3M™ SelfCheck™ Kiosk

3M, the diversified technology company unveiled its latest self-service kiosk on 17 May at the opening of the newly refurbished Liverpool Central Library. The new kiosk provides high performance RFID technology incorporated into a sleek, modern and compact design.

 Westcroft Library

3M tried and tested in London libraries

In January 2013, Westcroft Leisure Centre in the London Borough of Sutton welcomed its first visitors to The Library @ Westcroft. The latest addition to the library scene in Sutton, the new library replaces the old Carshalton library, which although loved by local residents was more than 100 years old and could no longer meet the expectations of community members and library staff.


3M and PSP Asset Protection Agreement to Benefit School and College Libraries

13 February 2013 marked a historic day for PSP Asset Protection in Suffolk as it formalised its distributor agreement with the Library Systems division of 3M, the diversified technology company. With more than 40 years’ experience of delivering innovative library systems 3M has agreed a distributor deal with another well established and trusted library security company in PSP Asset Protection.

 RFID 401: Tag quality and reliability

Know what you are buying. All RFID tags are not the same.

Your library collection is for long-term use, therefore, RFID tags should last just as long. Even ISO compliance does not guarantee reliability and durability. So what should you do?


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