Monday, May 14, 2018
Swipe Your Library Fines Away
T. Rex has installed a credit card payment machine at my library's self-checkout kiosk #2 (at the circulation desk), so patrons may now pay some library fines on credit.
All set to pay those fines?
Larry Fine (Louis Feinberg) (1902-1975)
Oops! Wrong fine.
Let's see what this credit card swiperdoodle looks like. Click the photos to bigify.
That's some of the screens that will appear on the self-checkout kiosk monitor (and credit card machine) while you're going through the paying process. I'd explain the steps, but staff training hasn't happened yet, and there's no instructional handout or video yet. Sounds like (... wait for it ...)
Yep. Pretty much.
Now for the boilerplate.
"Pay your library fines by credit card at self-checkout kiosk #2 at the circulation desk. Payment of full fines (greater than $3.00) has been enabled; partial fines (or sums less than $3.00) must be paid to circulation staff."
So, give it a try, next time you want to pay down your library fines. Or pay the old-fashioned way. We'll gladly take your money.
P.S. Here's a funny clip from a Three Stooges short, "Sing a Song of Six Pants" (1947), featuring Larry Fine.
P.P.S. Want to see the entire short? Here it is.