Coronado Public Library patrons now have the option of using their smartphone to check out books instead of a library card, Space announced Sunday.
Thanks to the collaboration with developer Bibliotheca, readers can check out the books they want and leave the library without any hassle or turn off any alarms. Using the Cloud Library app, patrons can gently scan the back covers of books to check out.
The app works using near field communication (NFC) technology, according to the library. Library patrons can use the Cloud Library app to watch more than 2,000 streaming movies or check out one of the 250,000 e-books available.
“We are constantly looking for new ways to improve the customer experience and are leading the way in this technology to increase convenience for our customers,” Coronado Library Director Shawn Briley said in a statement.
Multiple accounts can be linked to the app on one phone, so members of the same family can use it instead of a library card.
According to the library, the new Scan and Go service is now available.