Academic libraries

HOW WE CAN HELP YOU THRIVE

Academic libraries

HOW WE CAN HELP YOU THRIVE

50 YEARS EXPERIENCE

Academic libraries are a fundamental centrepoint for universities and colleges. Students know that these knowledge hubs vitally contribute to their academic achievement and to their future careers. 

The pressure is on to deliver a beneficial experience for all library users and we supply all the crucial support components required, from controlling entrance access to self-service and book sorting.

As a result of working so closely with many academic libraries over the years, we have developed our unique Sentry software to facilitate academic libraries in delivering the highest-quality service possible. 

We have been working with academic libraries for over 50 years and have seen the development of libraries into key competitive areas for universities and colleges. 

50 YEARS EXPERIENCE

Academic libraries are a fundamental centrepoint for universities and colleges. Students know that these knowledge hubs vitally contribute to their academic achievement and to their future careers. 

The pressure is on to deliver a beneficial experience for all library users and we supply all the crucial support components required, from controlling entrance access to self-service and book sorting.

As a result of working so closely with many academic libraries over the years, we have developed our unique Sentry software to facilitate academic libraries in delivering the highest-quality service possible. 

We have been working with academic libraries for over 50 years and have seen the development of libraries into key competitive areas for universities and colleges. 

FAST & ROBUST

Our products

We have been collaborating with academic libraries for over 30 years and have a proven track record in delivering secure, organisational solutions that optimise academic learning for students. Our products below are perfect for academic libraries looking to optimise learning for their students.  

Access control

We deliver a wide range of entrance control solutions for library access. Access control gates integrate with Sentry access control software to enable a seamless synthesis with LMS’s (Library Management System). This helps to facilitate student access so that libraries can correlate student visits with the most suitable learning resources to fully support educational outcomes. 

Self-service kiosks

Self-service kiosks improve the movement and organisation of academic libraries as students can check academic resources out and in without the need for the library team. Our self-service kiosks dramatically reduce queues and waiting times in the library benefiting staff, students and the overall environment. 

Library sorters

Our library sorters enhance student experience through the quicker circulation of resources to maximise the availability of a broader and more consistent range of materials. Staff are freed up from sorting books to work on other more vital areas.  

Book security gates

Our book security gates are aesthetically subtle and elegant in design to blend in with existing library architecture. They can be easily positioned to allow increased accessibility for wheelchair users and those who require additional flexibility. 

Temporary card kiosks

Our temporary card kiosks can issue 24-hour day passes for students without their member card using this helpful service. The temporary card kiosk can also be used to authorise external visitors to the library and print day passes, further easing waiting times and queuing issues. 

Shelf reading

Our shelf reading scanning unit enables library staff to perform a stocktake on 18,000 items an hour meaning stocktaking can be completed quicker and more frequently for resource security and improved accessibility for students. 

Resource Booking

This booking capability manages two streams of resource booking through Sentry:

  1. The room booking facility controls access to environments through an entrance interface device fully optimised by library staff. In addition, this capability can control a lock and only allow access for party bookings into rooms for the precise length of each booking.
  2. The facility to book resources such as desk spaces is also available. This enables the user to check in providing they have made a booking. Your organisation also has the ability to control spaces to ensure proper use. 

FAST & ROBUST

Our products

Access control

We deliver a wide range of entrance control solutions for library access. Access control gates integrate with Sentry access control software to enable a seamless synthesis with LMS’s (Library Management System). This helps to facilitate student access so that libraries can correlate student visits with the most suitable learning resources to fully support educational outcomes. 

Self-service kiosks

Self-service kiosks improve the movement and organisation of academic libraries as students can check academic resources out and in without the need for the library team. Our self-service kiosks dramatically reduce queues and waiting times in the library benefiting staff, students and the overall environment. 

Library sorters

Our library sorters enhance student experience through the quicker circulation of resources to maximise the availability of a broader and more consistent range of materials. Staff are freed up from sorting books to work on other more vital areas.  

Book security gates

Our book security gates are aesthetically subtle and elegant in design to blend in with existing library architecture. They can be easily positioned to allow increased accessibility for wheelchair users and those who require additional flexibility. 

Temporary card kiosks

Our temporary card kiosks can issue 24-hour day passes for students without their member card using this helpful service. The temporary card kiosk can also be used to authorise external visitors to the library and print day passes, further easing waiting times and queuing issues. 

Shelf reading

Our shelf reading scanning unit enables library staff to perform a stocktake on 18,000 items an hour meaning stocktaking can be completed quicker and more frequently for resource security and improved accessibility for students. 

Resource Booking

This booking capability manages two streams of resource booking through Sentry:

  1. The room booking facility controls access to environments through an entrance interface device fully optimised by library staff. In addition, this capability can control a lock and only allow access for party bookings into rooms for the precise length of each booking.
  2. The facility to book resources such as desk spaces is also available. This enables the user to check in providing they have made a booking. Your organisation also has the ability to control spaces to ensure proper use. 

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Valued clients

Some of our clients have been with us since 1972! We deliver great customer service that is market leading and differentiates us from our competitors.

We are proud to partner with these highly valued clients.

Valued clients

Some of our clients have been with us since 1972! We deliver great customer service that is market leading and differentiates us from our competitors.

We are proud to partner with these highly valued clients.

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