Most students will not go to extremes to sabotage their fellow classmates, but they might still (intentionally or otherwise) take campus library materials in unauthorized ways. Checkpoint Systems are designed to reduce inventory losses incurred by campus and university libraries.
Library Theft Prevention ensures the integrity of the library’s resources. By tagging books, equipment and reference materials with Library Theft Detection Systems, libraries can see the same reduction in losses that retailers will. Most libraries are not aware that through implementing Checkpoint Systems, some retailers have seen up to an 85 percent reduction in losses. Even if a library sees a fraction of that 85 percent, Checkpoint Systems easily pays for itself within a reasonable span of time.
As for the students, there is nothing more frustrating than being behind on a research paper or project, going to the library at the last possible minute and finding the materials needed are gone. It is one thing to have those references checked out by another student, it is completely another to have the materials missing inexplicably.
Those missing materials not only create more stress for the students, but they also take up valuable time from your employees and volunteers. Instead of doing other tasks, they must look through the stacks to see if it has been misplaced, search in the computer systems to see if they even carry the materials, or see if there is another error. Finally, after all hope for finding the materials has been abandoned, a reorder and restock must take place.
Visit the Loss Prevention Store to purchase Library Theft Detection System devices and your Electronic Article Surveillance or EAS system from Checkpoint Systems to stop inventory losses.
For more information on a Library Theft Detection System, Library Theft Prevention, or a Checkpoint System and how they can work with your Electronic Article Surveillance or EAS system contact us at Retail theft prevention to stop inventory losses in your library or call 1.770.426.0547