First of Its Kind in the Caribbean Automated Laptop Kiosks
The recently opened Scarborough Library Facility is the first in the Caribbean to experience a new and expanded technology service in the form of specialty self-service laptop kiosk stations. The service, which was developed and installed by the American based company LaptopsAnytime, was officially launched on Monday 18th May 2015.
The two kiosks at the library each securely store, recharge, wipe clean and dispense six laptops to accommodate on- demand usage at the library.
Chief Executive Officer of LaptopsAnytime, Mr Matt Buscher stated that the company was indeed excited to have the Scarborough Library as the first LaptopsAnytime installation in the Caribbean. He further commented on the initiative by stating that “We applaud them [The Scarborough Library] for their innovative approach to incorporating technology into their facility.”
Ms Helen Johnson, Head of Tobago Library Services, emphasized that the installation and launch of this service is in tandem with the Tobago Library Services mandate to be the leading provider of information on the island through the use of cutting edge technology.
“We aim to remove barriers between technology and users and the launch of these kiosks are a result of our continued efforts to ensure that this goal is realised.” stated Johnson.
The two kiosks are located in the James Biggart Adult Library and the Young Adult Library within the facility. Patrons in possession of a library card can borrow a laptop for two hour periods within the library.