Gwinnett County Public Library is the first library system in North America to introduce Open+, a service which grants customers self-service access to the library outside of normal operating hours.
The service is currently available at the Lawrenceville Branch for registered customers, and will be rolled out at the Suwanee Branch starting October 11th with a soft launch.
Open+, a system developed by Norcross-based technology supplier Bibliotheca, is a complete solution that automatically controls and monitors building access, self-service kiosks, public access computers, lighting, alarms, public announcements and patron safety. Security cameras will monitor the use of the facility. The system has been used for several years in countries including the U.K. and Denmark.
Customers who are 18 years of age or older and hold a library card in good standing may register for Open+ at any of GCPL’s 15 branches. Upon arrival, customers will insert their own library card into a reader at the entrance, enter a pin, and gain access to library resources. Customers will also be able to enter their library card number when without their cards.
For more information about Open+, call the Library Help Line at 770-978-5154 or stop by your local branch.