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Dec 08, 2021

Middletown Township Public Library Introduces Smart Locker System

The Middletown Township Public Library (MTPL) is excited to announce that it added a new C.A.R.E. Smart Locker System to its range of services to residents this November.

“We are thrilled to offer these smart lockers as a modern convenience to our patrons,” said Heather Andolsen, director of the Middletown Township Public Library. “Picking up materials from the library will be easier than ever, with a locker system available for patrons to pick up their holds anytime, day or night.”

The C.A.R.E. locker system, which stands for Contactless, Accessible, Reliable and Easy, will offer patrons 24/7 availability when picking up materials from the library, similar to an Amazon Prime smart locker experience. Smiota, a California-based tech company that designs secure parcel solutions, provided and installed the smart lockers along with a user-friendly operating system. Located adjacent to the drive-up book drop, the new C.A.R.E. smart lockers will be layered into the library’s Koha library catalog system to allow patrons a seamless and convenient experience.

Patrons are encouraged to check the library’s website for details on the C.A.R.E. locker system, including instructions for use.