Vienna Public Library Launches NovelBranch Library Kiosk at Grand Central Mall
Vienna Public Library (VPL) is launching its first NovelBranch mini-library kiosk this month, outside the JCPenney at Grand Central Mall in Vienna, West Virginia. By establishing a secondary presence in the community, in a place already frequented by many patrons, the library will be able to expand its outreach services and welcome new users. Cardholders can check out items using the self-service book kiosk thanks to a seamless connection to VPL’s integrated library system, Library•Solution from The Library Corporation (TLC).
Grand Central Mall is the main shopping center of Vienna and a major retail hub in the Mid-Ohio Valley. “We have potential to reach users that might not necessarily know that our Vienna branch is here,” said Brenna Call, Director of Library Services at Vienna Public Library. “They may be able to catch one of the buses to the mall as part of their daily routine. It gives greater access and greater opportunity to make connections with people in the community.”
To commemorate the new kiosk, the library will be hosting a ribbon-cutting ceremony and free library card sign-up at Grand Central Mall on Friday, February 10, 2023, at 11:30 a.m.
As the sole-source provider of NovelBranch kiosks in the United States, TLC facilitated the sale, implementation, and ongoing support for Vienna Public Library’s NovelBranch through TLC•SmartTECH, TLC’s curation of third-party hardware solutions for libraries. TLC worked in tandem with Convergent Library Technologies, the NovelBranch manufacturer, and staff at the Vienna Public Library to complete the implementation.
“The library will always be the heart of the community,” said Annette H. Murphy, CEO of TLC. “By extension, Vienna’s NovelBranch carries that pulse of the library to more members throughout the city. We are pleased to see libraries embrace this technology, so close to our own home across the state.”
About The Library Corporation
TLC has operated continuously under the same ownership since 1974 and employs over 200 people dedicated to delivering enterprise software and hardware solutions to public, school, academic, and special libraries worldwide. TLC’s cumulative products are deployed in more than 1,100 organizations, representing over 5,500 locations in North America and worldwide. TLC is certified by the U.S. General Services Administration, Women’s Business Enterprise National Council, and the Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contracting Program. TLC’s Headquarters is based in Inwood, W.Va., and has additional offices in Colorado, Minnesota, and Singapore.
TLC•SmartTECH, a division of The Library Corporation, has cultivated a collection of premium brands that provide libraries and schools with a single source for interactive technology and audio/visual needs. TLC•SmartTECH is the exclusive reseller of the NovelBranch in the United States. Shop the product line at TLCSmartTECH.shop.