Library Express opens at First & Main Town Center

Library Express Ribbon Cutting

Vending machines aren’t just for convenient snacking anymore. On Monday, February 14, a vending machine stocked with popular books and DVDs began operation in the new Express Library Kiosk at 3337 Cinema Point in the First & Main Town Center. Dubbed Library Express, the facility is the first of its kind for Pikes Peak Library District – an un-staffed walk-in facility where patrons can satiate their literary and cinematic hunger by scanning their library card and selecting a tempting title.

The Library District is able to open the new facility at a minimal cost due to Nor’wood Development’s generous donation of the space (located near the entrance to Cinemark Theatre).

Library Express CheckoutPatrons need to have a library card in good standing to use Library Express, and they can check out up to two books and two DVDs from the vending machine at one time. Items in Library Express vending machines will be clearly marked with labels that indicate different check-out times for these materials (seven days for books, three days for DVDs) and no renewals. Patrons can return their items to a bookdrop at Library Express, or at any of PPLD’s other library locations and bookdrops. The Library Express location will also contain a computer kiosk where patrons can access the District’s catalog and web resources.

Comments

Pick-up times at drop box?

Just wondering how often materials are collected from the return boxes at the Library Express?

Hi there. Items are

Hi there. Items are collected daily, except for Sundays, at the Library Express location.

reserved books

it would be nice if there was some way to get reserved books sent to this location. Maybe in the future PPLD could find an automated way to retrieve books requested to save patrons the time and effort of driving to one of the full service locations.

Agree!

I would love to be able to pick up my reserves here. Currently it takes at least fifteen minutes to drive over for my holds. But it is nice to be able to make returns close to home.

Library Express

We love this resource! So easy and convenient.

Library Express

PPLD is the best ever!! I've lived in many different towns and this is truly the best library ever!

Library Express

Great idea! Thank you! Any plans to put audio books in the machine? It would be very convenient for commuters.

Great Idea

In the 8 years that I have been in Colorado Springs, I have been so impressed with PPLD. The idea of Library Express is AWESOME. Keep up the great work.

hey! this is an awesome idea.

hey! this is an awesome idea. just wondering if there will be more placed throughout the city since i dont live near that area...

Thanks! We hope so!

We are so happy that the Library Express is being so well received. We are planning to put more of these out in different areas of our service area, however that is dependent on our funding. My fingers are crossed for one more next year-we have not yet determined where, however.
Thanks for your input.
Carolyn Coulter
IT and Virtual Services Officer
PPLD